Page 1

The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid

PIERMARQ*


The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid 10 - 26 November 2016

Caleb Reid (b. 1988) is a Sydney based artist working primarily in painting. In 2013, Reid completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School, with a focus on drawing, ceramics and sculpture. Reid has held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, and has also been involved in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Berlin, Germany. Caleb Reid’s recent work is characterised by an experimentation with process and the exploration of the relationship between creative and emotional forces. Asked about his process Reid expressed; “My process is playful, it’s emotive and immediate. I understand that if I set out a few paintings tomorrow, and then complete those paintings, they can never, ever be replicated. Even if I set out the same canvas the day after. They are capturing a very specific moment in time.” Recently, Caleb Reid participated in the group exhibition Scalene at Piermarq Gallery, which was the opening show of Piermarq’s new gallery space, and formed part of Art Month Sydney and Paddington Art at Night. The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid is the artist’s first solo show at Piermarq and presents a diverse body of work, unified by a process of play, chance and intuition. The exhibition opens on 10 November 2016 and will run until 26 November 2016.

PIERMARQ*

Caleb Reid’s first solo show at Piermarq presents 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. In 2016, 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 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 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.

PIERMARQ ART ADVISORY PTY LTD

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.

76 PADDINGTON ST, PADDINGTON NSW 2021 AUSTRALIA T: +61 2 9660 7799 info@piermarq.com.au www.piermarq.com.au

The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid opens on 10 November 2016 and runs until 26 November 2016.


Still life - overnight 2016 168 x 153 cm Acrylic, enamel & charcoal on canvas

Night swim 2016 168 x 153 cm Acrylic, enamel, oil & charcoal on canvas


Still Life with amyl bottles 2016 152.5 x 152.5 cm Acrylic, enamel & charcoal on canvas

Birth 2016 152.5 x 152.5 cm Acrylic, enamel & charcoal on canvas


Still Life for Matisse 2016 152.5 x 152.5 cm Acrylic & enamel on canvas

Night dance 2016 166 x 152 cm Acrylic, enamel & charcoal on canvas


Aggressive colour sculpture 2016 168 x 153 cm Acrylic & charcoal on canvas

Still Life with shadow 2016 168 x 153 cm Acrylic & charcoal on canvas


Gauguin’s fat vicious mistress by moonlight 2016 168 x 153 cm Acrylic, enamel & charcoal on canvas

Crinkle cut lust 2016 167 x 152 cm Acrylic, oil and charcoal on canvas


Self Portrait with a dark cloud 2016 153 x 153 cm Acrylic & enamel on Canvas

Colour tonic 2016 168 x 153.5 cm Acrylic & enamel on canvas


Self Portrait with a dark cloud 2016 153 x 153 cm Acrylic & enamel on Canvas

American gunďŹ ght 2016 168 x 153 cm Acrylic & enamel on canvas


Artist CV Caleb Reid

EXHIBITIONS 2016 The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid, Piermarq Gallery, Paddington (solo) 2016 Scalene, Piermarq Gallery, Paddington NSW (group) 2015   Johanssen Gallery, Berlin, Germany (group) 2015 National Art School Graduate Exhibition 2014  An exhibition of paintings by Caleb Reid, N/A Gallery, Melbourne VIC (solo) 2014   Paintings, Beach Road, Sydney NSW (solo) 2013   A lonely hearts affair with a Zoloft patient, Opening Hours Gallery, Sydney NSW (solo) 2012  Paintings (with Siena White), Studio W, Woolloomooloo, Sydney NSW (solo) COMMISSIONS 2016 Three Blue Ducks, Rosebery, Sydney NSW 2013 Bronte Public School, Bronte, Sydney NSW 2013 Iggy’s Bread, Bronte, Sydney NSW 2013 Private Commission, Albury NSW 2012 The Gully by Three Blue Ducks, Falls Creek, VIC 2011 Three Blue Ducks, Bronte, Sydney NSW

Womb memory 2016 168 x 153.5 cm Enamel on Canvas


PIERMARQ*

The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid  
The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid  

The Weight of Cold Meat: New Paintings by Caleb Reid is the artist’s first solo show with Piermarq in Paddington. Comprising a diverse body...

Advertisement