REBECCA REEVES

LOST/LOSS

solo exhibition

Opening December 3rd, 2021

Arch Enemy Arts is pleased to announce our December solo feature: Lost/Loss, a collection of works by the enchanting Rebecca Reeves. Debuting ten meticulously crafted pieces of beadwork– some employing graphite, felt, porcelain dolls, and post-mortem photography– Reeves empathetically assembles her poignant creations within pearlescent, gilded gesso, and hardwood frames.

 

A regional native, Rebecca resides in Bucks County, PA where she creates at her home studio. Taking inspiration from her loved ones to craft delicate tributes to their memory, she gains insight through pulling apart antique pieces to find the secrets of their construction. In this, her technique is moulded from constant learning and observation, a process which she claims is an ongoing lesson in patience.

 

Noting a transformation in her ability to articulate emotion through creating, she writes:

 

“My greatest hope is that my work can provide a moment of comfort for those who are also mourning the loss of a loved one. Even if for a brief moment, the viewer can lose themselves in the details of the work, to feel comfort in the materials and to connect with the work on a personal basis.”

 

The subjects of loss and grief have long been the heart of Reeves' works, and the pieces showcased within this feature weep from its tell-tale core. The colors she uses harken back to her personal memories, each piece capturing a moment in time. Nautical imagery, itself a tribute to the artist’s father, beckons the viewer to “sail into the beyond.” Conjuring the essence of beaded veils, jet brooches, and the brilliant ornamentation of Victorian hair art, Loss/Lost sings from the pallid murk of December’s icy wind to the warmly lit walls of Arch Enemy Arts.

 

This solo feature will be Rebecca’s first at AEA following her collaborative debut, From Within Ourselves We See, with Michelle Avery Konczyk shown last year.

 

Lost/Loss opens Friday, December 3rd and will be on view through January 8th, 2022.

- written by Alex Medlin II

Rebecca's LOST/LOSS will be physically on view from December 3rd, 2021 - January 1st, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of January 10th unless other rush shipping arrangements have been made.

All pieces marked with a red dot have been sold.

Most pieces are eligible for payment plan options, email to inquire.

Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Watery Grave" (2021) print, beadwork, antique metal anchors, mourning tears, antique frame 17"w x 22"h x 3"d $2100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Lost At Sea" (2021) print, beadwork, antique metal anchors, mourning tears, antique frame 18.5"w x 25"h x 3"d $2100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"An Ocean of Tears" (2021) print, beadwork, antique frame 15"w x "13"h x 2.5"d $1200 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Death by Sea" (2021) print, beadwork, antique frame 13"w x "11"h x 2.5"d $950 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Within My Darkness I" (2021) graphite on paper, beadwork, antique frame 5.5"w x 5"h x 1"d $350 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Within My Darkness II" (2021) graphite on paper, beadwork, antique frame 5"w x 4"h x 1"d $350 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Floral Slumber" (2021) beadwork, antique post mortem photo 12"w x 10"h x 1.5"d $850 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Blanketed by Death" (2021) beadwork, antique post mortem photo 11"w x 9"h x 1.5"d $850 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Encapsulated Grief" (2021) beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll head, plexi dome, shadow box frame 14" x 14" x 5" $2400 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Bleeding from Within" (2021) felted cloud, beadwork, porcelain doll eyes and hands, glass cloche 6"w x 12"h x 6"d $1825 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all items marked with a red dot have been sold

"From Within Ourselves We See I"
"From Within Ourselves We See I"

a collaboration: Michelle Avery Konczyk & Rebecca Reeves watercolor on paper, hand-beaded flowers, mounted on custom cut wood panel 6.5" x 23" x 2" $1100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Broken Beyond Words, Damaged Beyond Repair" (2020) beaded flowers, porcelain dolls, felt, thread 15"h x 13"w x 4"d $1500 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Love Transcends" (2021) needle felting, beads, antique doll hands & heads, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 14.25" x 17.25" x 3" $1650 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Under a Watchful Eye (We Will Rise From the Ashes)" (2021) hand beaded flowers, porcelain doll eyes 12" round, 6"d $1400 USD

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"From Within Ourselves We See II"
"From Within Ourselves We See II"

a collaboration: Michelle Avery Konczyk & Rebecca Reeves watercolor on paper, hand-beaded flowers, mounted on custom cut wood panel 6.5" x 23" x 2" $1100 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Circle of Sorrow" (2020) hand-beaded leaves/berries, antique porcelain doll heads, industrial felt, custom frame, plexi dome 19" x 19" x 6.5" $2600 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Grief Cloud" (2020) needle felted wool, beads, industrial felt, antique porcelain doll eye, antique frame 8.5" x 6.5" x 2" $450 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Grasping for Hope" (2020) hand-beaded antique flowers, antique porcelain doll head and hand, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 9.5" x 11.5" x 2" $725 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Silent Breath" (2020) hand beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll, thread, industrial felt, custom frame 6.5" x 8" x 3" $750 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Return To The Garden" (2020) hand-beaded leaves, antique porcelain dolls, industrial felt, custom frame 9" x 9" x 3" $800 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Bound Together in Life & Death" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, antique dolls, thread, industrial felt, custom frame 6.5" x 8" x 3" $850 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"We All Become Flowers Again" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll hands, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 7.5" x 12.5" x 2" $550 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Broken Within" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, antique porcelain doll, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 4.5" x 5" x 1" $400 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"With Me" (2020) hand-beaded flowers, beads, antique porcelain doll head, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 5" x 5" x 2" $375 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"With You" (2020) beads, antique porcelain doll head, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 5" x 5" x 2" $375 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Woe" (2020) beads, antique porcelain doll hand, thread, industrial felt, antique frame 4.5" x 7" x 1" $225 USD

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Rebecca Reeves
Rebecca Reeves

"Relic II" (2020) beads, porcelain doll hand, felt, thread, antique frame 3" x 4.5" $200 USD

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