Until Every Last One is GoneIllustration // Tuesday, 03 May 2011
There's something about Michael Reedy's illustrations that trace the fragile decorative nature of blue and white wares porcelain, the cobalt oxide in his palette, their symmetrical nature... anatomical aggressiveness that hint sepia-toned scenes from a modern Sistine Chapel, like depictions of creation. Elements of collage and this collection of traditional, almost religious imagery feels ceaseless and eternal, or maybe he just knows what he's doing. Michael Reedy is currently an Assistant Professor in Drawing at Eastern Michigan University. He received his MFA in painting from Northern Illinois University in 2000 and his BA from North Central College in 1996. His work has been included in over 80 national and international exhibitions and can be viewed in numerous private and institutional collections.