Monday, May 12, 2014

Rob Reeps Retrospective At FPAC Gallery

The FPAC Gallery 
presents
"A Fine Line" 
a selection of paintings by the late Rob Reeps (1951-2013)
The reception will be held on May 16th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 
Show extended through July 26, 2014!  

Tanguedia by Rob Reeps, 1990

Rob was one of the original members of the Artist Building at 300 Summer Street.  He lived and worked there from 1995 until his death in 2013 after a long struggle with mental illness.

All of the paintings are acrylic on canvas, and were created between 1973 and 2011. The paintings have a common theme of space, time, and place.  Rob loved the natural beauty of the lakes and oceans that were the subject of most of his work; showing their organic beauty in contrast to man's destruction of them by pollution and neglect.  His use of particle collision tracks, clouds, measuring devices, dialog boxes (with references to sight, sound, thought, etc) show the relationship of humans to our planet and the universe.  In his later work, Rob used what he called "energy signatures" to create backgrounds for his chosen imagery.

The FPAC Gallery is located at 300 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210.


originally published 5.5.14

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