CYNTHIA-REEVES represents an international roster of emerging and mid-career artists who share a process-apparent sensibility in their art. We are committed to artwork that demonstrates an authentic voice, an innovative use of materials and an appreciation of the mark in diverse media: site-based installation, video, sculpture, painting and works on paper. A sub-text to the gallery’s program is artwork that provokes a discourse around the convergence of art and science, as well as our relationship to the natural world – a discourse essential to the examination of contemporary art and culture within the context of these broader challenges.
As a way of expanding the gallery model, CYNTHIA-REEVES has initiated a number of innovative, off-site projects, which provide us the opportunity to curate significant exhibitions, and focus on specific and timely issues and/or artists’ works. H20: FILM ON WATER featured over 50 video art projects, as well as site-based installations and photographic works, all concerning the theme of water and our collective relationship to this essential resource. The exhibition was deemed the most significant curated exhibition in New England in 2009. FABRICATIONS, an exhibition also sited in a museum-scale, 20,000 square foot facility, featured twenty conceptual works of spun, woven and sewn materials that were not fabric based. A third large, theme-based exhibition opens the summer of 2011: CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS.
CYNTHIA-REEVES PROJECTS is a forum for off-site and collaborative projects done in concert with partner galleries and non-profit organizations, including museum exhibitions and other platforms that bring our artists’ works to the attention of a broader audience. Due to our strong focus on sculptural works, we are actively involved with public art projects in the United States and abroad, helping to facilitate installations of large-scale works in the public domain. The gallery is a regular exhibitor at art fairs throughout the United States and abroad.
The gallery’s program frequently supports exhibitions that elaborate the visual and visceral connection between art and science. In 2010, the topics addressed through curated exhibitions included climatic data recapitulated in conceptual, site-based kinetic sculptures by Nathalie Miebach; the link between neuronal activity and electro-magnetism, as explored by artists Claire Watkins and Sheila Gallagher; and genome research as manifested in the paintings and drawings of Daniel Kohn. As artist-in-residence at the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, Kohn developed a series of works that have since been exhibited in New York City (Pfizer headquarters) , La Jolla, California (science research facility for Pfizer) , Cambridge, Massachusetts (Broad Institute at MIT), and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, providing a platform for dialog around the science of genomics and the visual manifestation of that research.
The gallery has mounted innovative premier exhibitions in the United States of noted international artists such as Korean sculptor, JaeHyo Lee; and, has introduced international talent such as Beijing-based painter Lianghong Feng. South African painter and sculptor, Lionel Smit, and Chinese painter, Shen Chen, through gallery exhibitions and international art fairs. Gallery artists are represented in the exhibition programs and permanent collections of museums in the United States and Asia. The gallery’s exhibitions are regularly reviewed or featured in published articles in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, ArtNews, among other contemporary art publications.
Cynthia Reeves is the founding Director of the Great River Arts Institute, an educational arts organization based in Vermont. The mission has been to sustain a New England-based arts center to support and nurture visual and literary artists and provide regional art and literacy youth programs. These programs have created a forum for artistic exchange and learning among instructors and students, bringing the benefits of this dynamic exchange back to community.
CYNTHIA-REEVES was founded in 1995 in New England and opened our New York gallery in 2003 in Chelsea, the contemporary art district of Manhattan.