ABOUT THE ART
An outgrowth from my architecture, the tenants I learned about making buildings; structure, composition and the grid, to name some, are relevant to making art as well and they are my guiding principles. In QUADRATALUX, I use geometry and color in an optically energetic composition to instill a feeling of kinetic motion and energy representing a joyous visual song and little piece of me that has been freed from pain.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born 1961, Miami Beach. Reach received a degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York and had a successful 20-year career as an architect. His last building as project architect with HOK Architects was the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami. In 2003, a spine disease resulted in a spinal fusion comprising more than two-thirds of his spine. In the fall of 2004, at the commencement of construction of the Frost Museum, due to complications he would undergo a lifesaving surgery marking an end and a new beginning; reinvention from architect to visual artist working in the realm of digital media. His work has been exhibited, nationally in solo and group exhibitions including a solo exhibition at the inaugural opening of the Frost Art Museum. His work is in private, corporate and institutional collections, among them the Frost Art Museum Permanent Collection and the Cleveland Clinic Art Collection.
ABOUT SEE ALSO
See Also is derived from a library cataloging term for “look here.” The program brings innovative and thought-provoking temporary works of art each summer to the Eastman Reading Garden at the Cleveland Public Library. The artwork complements the library’s broad range of cultural programming.