The Daily Marvel of the Commonplace: Diane Reeves

opening: May 3rd, 5-9 pm
on exhibit:May 3rd-31st
artist talk: May 14th, 5:30 pm

About the Exhibit:

Our lives are a collection mostly of unremarkable things–most of our lives are the sort of things about which there will not be a novel.  And maybe this is the source of one of our collectively deepest fears: the casting of our imagination into the future to a time when no one remembers our name, and deeper, the dread that time might be right now.  As a kind of resistance to an amnesic reflex, this show aims a spotlight on the normally-discarded and thus takes hold of mundane, almost disposable things to show them, and us, in a rightful place as souvenirs of a life worth keeping, memoirs of the weight of our ordinary existence.

About the Artist:

Diane Reeves paints to make sense of things, to process thoughts, and to have a conversation with the world.  She has been painting for a number of years, exploring her surroundings, learning her places as she paints each one. She is married to a man who wonders if he’s a good writer, and has five children, each with their own extraordinary creativities.  She studied computers in college which feels like a world away from now, she designs interior spaces, and she agrees with Wayne White that there are places and experiences so beautiful they hurt your feelings.