TOOL ROOM @ BELL ARTS FACTORY
The Museum of Ventura County exhibited new acrylic paintings by Erik ReeL last Friday evening at The Tool Room @ Bell Arts Factory. The show feature works from his most recent series, Rebar. This exhibition continues ReeL's exploration of mark-making and its relationships to signification. The rebar motif is a loosely defined metaphor for the strength at the core of meaning, something inside and hidden within the concrete.
(l) Laurie Kirby & Kurt Zimmerman (r) Kathy Rae Huffman & Erik Reel
Originally from Seattle, ReeL currently resides and runs a studio in downtown Ventura and has been a part of the Ventura Avenue renaissance over the last few years.
(l) Rhonda Hill & Erik Reel (r) Mark Mollgard
There was a flow of art lovers throughout the evening. Be sure to catch Rebar, the exhibit runs through December 29th.
(L) Andrea Bruns & Paige Mozer (r) John & Tracy Hudak
(l to r)Jamie ?, Vonder Gray, Erik Reel & Chalee
Erik ReeL solo show of new paintings
Museum of Ventura County
Tool Room Gallery at the Bell Arts Factory
432 North Ventura Avenue
opens: Friday 7 November 6-9 pm
show runs from 7 November - 30 December 2014
Photographer: Tadeo Tabandeke