Randall Reid (1981 MFA :: Drawing & Painting, San Marcos) has an exhibition of thirty new works at St. Edwards University Gallery in Austin, September 19th – October 8th.
Randall Reid’s sculptural paintings and studio practice are the subjects of this collaborative project and exhibition. Reid collaborates with designer Michelle Hays to reveal the artist’s inspiration and working process. By combining raw and well-worn materials, textured and laden with history, Reid seeks to give visual form to the past. Through layers of image, texture, color, and geometry, Randall Reid re-contextualizes found objects into formalist abstractions. Graphic designer Michelle Hays has explored the layers-physical and metaphorical-in Reid’s works, and has created a visual, tactile, and interactive book reflecting the artist’s process. Through this project Hays hopes to demonstrate the possibilities of interplay among the layers of process, materials, form, senses, text, and imagery. Erina Duganne, art historian and writer, lends some of her writings on Reid’s works to the exhibition. The exhibit is sponsored in part by a Research Enhancement Program grant from Texas State University—San Marcos, where Randall is a professor of art.