New Paintings by Caleb Reid – Melbourne 2017

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New Paintings by Caleb Reid was the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Melbourne.

Exhibition dates: 1 – 4 March 2017
Opening night: Wednesday 1 March 2017, 6pm – 8pm
Location: Besser Space,
15 – 25 Keele St, Collingwood, VIC 3066

New Paintings by Caleb Reid explores the power of the human form to express complex emotions; love, hate, desire and rapture. His intimate images are suffused with glimpses from real relationships, experiences and musings on current affairs.

This body of work is an attempt to capture humanity in its barest, unfiltered form. To reclaim it’s beauty and give a modern take on the human form, one of art’s oldest subjects that has shaped culture for centuries.

New Paintings by Caleb Reid is a stimulating visual feast that confronts the viewer with it’s sensual imagery and sumptuous colour.

View the online exhibition catalogue here.

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Erotic figure study II_160x150cm

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Coming in 2017: Melbourne

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New Paintings by Caleb Reid is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in Melbourne.

New Paintings by Caleb Reid explores the power of the human form to express complex emotions; love, hate, desire and rapture. His intimate images are suffused with glimpses from real relationships, experiences and musings on current affairs.

This body of work is an attempt to capture humanity in its barest, unfiltered form. To reclaim it’s beauty and give a modern take on the human form, one of art’s oldest subjects that has shaped culture for centuries.

New Paintings by Caleb Reid is a stimulating visual feast that confronts the viewer with it’s sensual imagery and sumptuous colour.

New Paintings by Caleb Reid opens on 1 March 2017 and runs until 4 March 2017 at Besser Space, 15 – 25 Keele Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

RSVP here

Besser Space Opening times:
Wednesday – 10am – 6pm (Preview)
Wednesday 6 – 8pm (Opening Night)
Thursday + Friday – 10am – 6pm
Saturday – 10am – 5pm

Contact Piermarq for a preview catalogue and for any sales enquiries:

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The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid

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The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid was the artist’s first solo show with Piermarq in Paddington. Comprising a diverse body of work, unified by a process of play, chance and intuition. His visceral works are a sensuous response to form, exploring various subjects, from the nude to the artist’s own emotional state.

Exhibition dates: 10 – 26 November 2016
Opening night: 10 November 2016, 6 -8pm at Piermarq

In 2016, Caleb Reid was constantly moving, spending no more than a few weeks at any given location and creating work during intensive, isolated periods in make-shift studios across Australia. This body of work reflects this pace and movement, and explores the relationship between creative and emotional forces.

The body of work is a product of Caleb Reid’s experimentation with process. For American gunfight (2016), Reid rolled out a long stretch of canvas in a field producing a series of violent, turbulent works in quick succession. Whereas the erotic, interlocked forms in Still life with amyl bottles (2016) are more compositionally considered, using visual references from vintage smut books found in op-shops.

Asked about this body of work Caleb Reid expressed that; “These works come from me at a stage in my life where I am settled, and I just feel comfortable being playful with my art. These works are different as they aren’t coming from a depressive, adolescent mindset like some of my previous work.”

However, within this contentedness Reid is still able to create emotionally charged works that confront the viewer with their primal, abstract imagery and sumptuous colour.

The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid is the culmination of a year on the move. It is the expression of an artist who has found new vigour in what it means to be unencumbered by the past. A provocative and ambitious exhibition from a young artist who has found his meaning through the process of painting.

View online exhibition catalogue here 

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