Alexandria
 
Virginia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My non-representational approach is a search for logic.  I look for affinities that unite the seemingly unrelated through a vocabulary of reusable shapes – heavily working through volume and void, inside and outside, positive and negative, original and imprint. The pieces presented here show construction and deconstruction as significant to each piece—evidence of the artist’s hand assertively applied.  By cutting, tearing and layering, I puzzle through a process of subtraction – building by removing, deleting my way to clarity. The resulting images are built with deep marks, geometry and hard edges worked against a flow of delicate drawing, the fog of past images – memory of abandoned thoughts. Overlapping transparency connects layers; top becomes bottom, patterns advance and recede. I work toward this constant exchange searching for the rational thread and key to an internal logic.  Still, I find it impossible to solve all the questions raised by each piece – so my intention is to present an experience that captures the beholder’s eye.

 

 

All work by Carol

Carol Reed
2016, 22" x 15", ink, graphite, carved wood stamps, colored pencils, paint on paper
$2,500.00
Carol Reed
2016, 30" x 22", ink, graphite, carved wood and rubber stamps, on paper
$3,000.00
Carol Reed
2015, 39" x 50, ink, graphite, carved wood and rubber stamps, colored pencils on paper
$3,500.00
Carol Reed
2015, 15" x 15", ink, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, carved wood stamps, on 150 lb cotton paper,
$2,500.00
Carol Reed
2015, 30" x 44", ink, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, carved wood stamps, on 150 lb cotton paper,
$3,500.00
Carol Reed
2015, 30" x 44", ink, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, carved wood stamps, on 150 lb cotton paper,
$3,500.00
Carol Reed
2015, 30" x 44", Keystone #4-- ink, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, carved wood and rubber stamps, on 150 cotton watercolor paper
$3,500.00
Carol Reed
2015, 30" x 44", Keystone #4-- ink, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, carved wood and rubber stamps, on 150 cotton paper
$3,500.00
Carol Reed
2014, 22" x 15", colored pencil, ink, charcoal, graphite, collage
$2,500.00
Carol Reed
2014, 30" x 48", ink. paint, charcoal, graphite, wood block stamps
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Carol Reed
2014, 22" x 15", Charcoal,graphite, paint, black ink on paper
$2,000.00
Carol Reed
2014, 30" x 48", charcoal, grapite, ink colored crayon, carved wood block dtamp prints
$3,500.00
Fly
Carol Reed
2013, 30" 40", charcoal, black ink, graphite on paper
$3,500.00
Carol Reed
2013, 30" x 40", graphite, black ink, charcoal, colored pencil, wood block stamps
$3,500.00
Carol Reed
2012, 15" x 15", charcoal, graphite, black ink
Sold
Carol Reed
2012, 30" x 24", Charcoal, ink, graphite on paper
Sold
Carol Reed
2012, 30" x 48", charcoal, black ink, graphite, paint, colored pencil
Sold
Carol Reed
2011, 30" x 48", charcoal, graphite, paint, colored pencil, carved wood block stamp
Sold