In a new show at 111 Minna Gallery, the works of Michael Reedy and Scott Tulay explore concepts under the banner of “Ghosts and Shadows.” The program is a blend of the Michigan-based Reedy’s pieces, blending abstraction and realistic anatomical drawings, and Tulay’s distorted, architectural works.
Reedy says that this new work reflects recent consideration of the interplay between “beauty and despair.” He was last featured on HiFructose.com here, and he was featured in Hi-Fructose Magazine Vol. 27. “My hope has been, that by employing a range of pictorial conventions (medical illustration, pop art, classical nudes, etc.), I could blur the contentious boundaries between life and death, personhood and object, and the beautiful and the ugly; laying one on top of the others like a series of scripts that can be read simultaneously,” the artist says.
Tulay’s been making his own abstract considerations. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“Through my drawings, I investigate the ambiguity of space,” Tulay says. “Whether inspired by built form or natural context, my art is constructed by an armature of light. Light is engaged in defining space, which also possesses a transmission quality – movement of light in space. Prismatic and hurried light beckons the viewer to read the work cinematically. Conversely, a haunting, almost ghosting, sensation pervades other work where one can hear a silence of space.”