Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon: The Paintings and Aquatints of Doel Reed (1894-1985)

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  • Dates:

    July 6, 2021 - October 30, 2021

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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    720 S. Husband St.

    Stillwater, OK 74075

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  • Time:

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Admission:

    Free

Overview

Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon explores the art and career of the highly successful twentieth-century American printmaker and painter Doel Reed (1894-1985). Reed is best known today as a Southwestern artist and "master of the aquatint;” his conservative yet modernist approach to the New Mexican landscape found a ready audience among curators and collectors during his lifetime. Reed began summering in the Taos artists’ colony starting in the 1940s and permanently moved to New Mexico in 1959. The mountainous topography, geology, and history of New Mexico were an endless source of inspiration to Reed. This exhibition will bring attention to this significant but understudied artist and demonstrates how Reed was both influenced by and contributed to national and international artistic trends over his long and prolific career. The rich and varied American landscapes of the Midwest and Southwest were his primary sources of inspiration. Included in the exhibition are over sixty works of art by Doel Reed and his contemporaries.

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Doel Reed, Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon, 1979, aquatint and etching on paper, 7 7/8 x 17 ½ inches. Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK, DRC 2011.015.001. Photo by Phil Shockley.

Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon: The Paintings and Aquatints of Doel Reed (1894-1985)
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  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday