Michael Reedy

 

Arch Enemy Arts is proud to present, Dust and Moonshine, the long-anticipated solo show from artist and master draughtsman, Michael Reedy. The new collection, nearly two years in the making, will be Reedy’s first and only collection released in 2016. 

Michael Reedy’s paintings and drawings pull together from a range of styles and methods. blending together his incredible penchant for realism with medical illustration, op art, classical nudes, and other pictorial conventions creating a world and aesthetic that is uniquely his own. This collection, not unlike other recent works, blurs the contentious boundaries between life and death, personhood and object, and the beautiful and the ugly; laying one on top of the others like a series of scripts that can be read simultaneously and foster a complex range of emotions where beauty, love, pain, loss, and despair seem entwined and inseparable.

The delicate strands of silver hair that have started to populate my wife’s head most easily explain what motivates my work. At one moment, I find them incredibly beautiful, and celebrate the fact that I have had the opportunity to share my life with her, and in another moment, I am struck with my fear of growing older and eventually losing her. Everything eventually seems to revolve around this point-of-tension between beauty and despair, between living and dying.  However, it is this duality that makes life beautiful! It is our ability to persevere in light of this duality that motivates much of my work. However, it should be stressed that I prefer to find the beauty in that silver hair. The characters that populate my work are only flirting with death –even the skeletons and skull portraits are very much living in my mind.” - Michael Reedy

For purchasing information and availability, contact archenemyarts@gmail.com or call 215.717.7774

Michael Reedy
"The Fall: Woman" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache, and glow-in-the-dark paint
25.5. x 44.4" framed to 28 x 47"
$6,250 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"The Fall: Man" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache, and google eyes
24 x 50" framed
$5,500 USD
Michael Reedy
"The Fall: Child" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache, and google eyes
27 x 52" framed
$6,750 USD
Michael Reedy
"La Guerre" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache, and glow in the dark paint
34.5 x 40" framed to 37 x 42.5"
$7,000.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Dust" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache, & glow in the dark paint
54.5 x 25.5" framed to 57 x 26"
$5,000.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Moonshine (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache, & glow in the dark paint
54.5 x 25.5" framed to 57 x 26"
$5,000.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"50/50" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, acrylic ink
23.5 x 39.5" framed to 26 x 42"
$3,750.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"The Kiss" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, gouache, and glow in the dark paint
25.5 x 44.5" framed to 28 x 47"
$4,500.00 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"But prettier than ever..." (2015)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, pen & ink
45.5 x 36.6" framed to 48 x 39"
$8,000.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"The Night" (2016)
charcoal, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic paint, glitter, acrylic ink
51.5 x 27.5" framed to 54 x 30"
$6,250.00 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"Done" (2016)
gouache, watercolor, marker, acrylic paint, micron pen, glitter
13.5 x 19.5" framed to 15.25 x 21.25"
$1,200.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Undone" (2016)
gouache, watercolor, marker, acrylic paint, micron pen, glitter
13.5 x 19.5" framed to 15.25 x 21.25"
$1,400.00 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"Wigstand" (2016)
charcoal, colored pencil, gouache, acrylic paint, watercolor
7.25 x 11"
$500.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Condemned" (2016)
gouache, micron pen, acrylic paint, watercolor, glow in the dark paint
8.5 x 10.75" framed to 8.5 x 10.75"
$600.00 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"Uncontrolled" (2016)
gouache, acrylic paint
8.5 x 11"
$600.00 USD
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Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (RED)" (2016)
gouache
10" in diameter framed to 12.75"
$750.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (PURPLE)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
7" in diameter framed to 9.5"
$425.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (PINK)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
6" in diameter framed to 7.25"
$350.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (ORANGE)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
9" in diameter framed to 11.75"
$550.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (ICE BLUE)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
8" in diameter framed to 11"
$550.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (DIDACTIC)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
9" in diameter framed to 11.75"
$650.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (GOLD)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
3.8" in diameter framed to 7"
$300.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (CALYPSO)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
6" in diameter framed to 7.25"
$350.00 USD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (REDRUM)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
8" in diameter framed to 13"
$750.00 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (CHARCOAL)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
7" in diameter framed to 8.25"
$450.00 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (BLACK & WHITE)" (2016)
gouache, glitter
9" in diameter framed to 14"
$650.00 USD // SOLD
Michael Reedy
"Everybody knows your fate, Honey (PEPTO)" (2016)
gouache, watercolor, glitter, glow in the dark paint
8" in diameter framed to 11"
$450.00 USD // SOLD
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