“Past and Present” is Randall Reid’s solo exhibition of mixed media work that opens on April 5 at Nuart Gallery.
These “new” artworks are made from wood and steel parts of historical objects.
Reid has used everything from pieces of old signage, Cold War era panels and Victorian instruments to printmaking tools and parts of structures that could have barns and boathouses.
Some of Reid’s materials date back to the 1800s. Others are as recent as the 1970s. The idea behind these mixed media works is to bring fresh life with new meaning to conceptions of the past.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1956, Reid earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Louisiana Tech University and his master of fine arts degree from Texas Tech University. He has been a professor of art and design at Texas State University in San Marcos for more than three decades.
Reid’s work has been included in more than 300 exhibitions during his career. It is part of many worldwide collections, including the Austin Museum of Art, the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock and the American Embassy in Kuwait.