Saturday, 24 April 2010

Simon Reekie

To the Tower Foyer Gallery at Dundee University for a show of work by my friend Simon.

From the press release:
The latest exhibition in the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee showcases the bold and colourful work of Dundee-based artist Simon Reekie, whose giant close-up faces at the Duncan of Jordanstone degree show in 2004 will be well remembered by everyone who saw them.

Reekie's psychological portraits have moved from incredibly detailed to boldly abstract. This exhibition includes works from throughout his career so far and includes loans from various public and private collections including the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

After attending Morgan Academy, Reekie took a degree in Biotechnology at the University of Abertay before deciding to make art his profession. In 2004 he graduated with first class honours from Duncan of Jordanstone College and the following year he won a postgraduate scholarship to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He graduated with a Masters of Fine Art in 2008 and his successful thesis show was purchased in its entirety by Chicago's Zolla/Leiberman Gallery. Returning to Scotland he continued his studies with a postgraduate teaching qualification and now teaches art at Morgan Academy.

This exhibition features works on loan from private and public collections and from the artist.



Bobo's Babel


Father Facescape


The Secret Sharer


Mother Facescape


Untitled 2


Installation view


Mother


Installation view

2 comments:

Put The Lotion In The Basket said...

Nice work.
You look all set to escape another season of watching the ball booted fifty foot in the air...congratulations.
Hope you are feeling better too.
Nick

_Black_Acrylic said...

Cheers Nick, still 2 games to win but we're hitting form at the right time. Big congratulations on Oscar the Cat, it's a thing of beauty x