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solo exhibition

January 20th - February 18th

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2nd from 5pm - 9pm

Arch Enemy Arts presents FADING AWAY, a solo exhibition by Rebecca Reeves. Twenty wall-hanging sculptural arrangements inspired by the antique practice of Victorian funeral objects, Reeves creates “art preservation for those who mourn.” 


Beautifully composed of hand-beaded bows and flowers, custom frames, antique remembrance cards, and sermons written or typed by the artist’s grandfather, Reeves’ work carries the weight of grief combined with the delicacy of life as it slips away. 


“Although representing mourning or memorial, the hand-beaded flowers in my previous art were full of ‘life.’ In the FADING AWAY series, the hand-beaded flowers have been deconstructed, reconstructed, and aged to reveal their wire skeletons. The beads are sparse and show age and wear. They hold on to ‘life’ through their delicate, wired frames.” 


One cannot understate the intensity and care Reeves puts into her practice. Assembling thousands of tiny beads in perfectly crafted arrangements, she mirrors the laborious love she has for the people she’s lost. At the same time, she aims to transcend her own story and provide space for the viewer to connect and reflect on being forced to say goodbye. 


Reeves obtained her BFA from Tyler and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A local artist, she lives and works in Pennsylvania and has been showing with Arch Enemy Arts since 2018. FADING AWAY is Reeves’ fourth feature with the gallery. 

written by Candice Musher

FADING AWAY will be on view from January 20th - February 18th, 2024
Sold works will begin to ship the week st
arting February 25th, unless other rush arrangements have been made.

Payment plan options are available on most works.

All items marked with a red dot have been sold. 

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