Gallery 224 presented, Vicki Reed
Gallery 224 featured In March 2020, the artwork of
ARTservancy Artist Resident, Vicki Reed.
The exhibition featured artwork inspired by
Forest Beach Migratory Preserve,
supported by the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.
Vicki Reed is a former newspaper photographer and magazine art editor who currently teaches workshops in alternative processes at Studio 224 in Port Washington, WI.
She uses plastic cameras as well as vintage, pinhole and digital cameras to explore the natural environment and her personal life and she continues to experiment with alternative processes.
Vicki has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and has won numerous awards. She has been widely published, including Tim Rudman’s, “The World of Lith Printing” (UK), and portfolios in Fuzion Magazine (UK) and Fine Art Photo (Germany), Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine (Wisconsin) and Superstition Review (Arizona State University). Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Racine Art Museum and Port Washington State Bank as well as numerous private collections throughout the world.
Virtual Artist Talk
Vicki Reed gave an Artist Talk on March 14, 2021 and shared her artwork inspired by her ARTservancy year with Forest Beach Migratory Preserve. You can watch a recording of the talk here:.
Artist Led Walk
Join Vicki Reed at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve for
an artist led hike, March 20th @ 10am
meet in the parking lot, wear winter and/or hiking boots.
A Note on the Process:
The photos included here were taken at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve. They were shot and processed on my iPhone. I transform them using encaustic, which involves printing them on Japanese mulberry paper and embedding them in wax on a wood panel.
Encaustic is one of the oldest art forms, dating back to the ancient Greeks. I like the idea of pairing the modern technology of the iPhone with such an ancient art process; plus, I love the patina of the wax and the softness that it gives to the images.
Sometimes I layer other papers into the work that are embedded with natural fibers and I work the wax surface to add texture to the piece.