New Work

November 3 – December 22, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, November 3
7 – 9 pm

Nancy Blum’s impressive watercolor and colored pencil paintings capture nature’s endless energy. Her large-scale works present elaborate and accurate renditions, yet she composes each piece in an “inaccurate” way—commingling flowers that normally grow apart in nature. She states, “I use botanical motifs to create images that are universally associated with growth and continuity. My deeper intent is to conjure the ‘flower’ as an active, forceful agent, subverting a culturally conditioned point of view that often deems the ephemeral and the organic as less powerful and of limited value. My ‘wonderland’ presents a view of life that pulses with expansive fecundity; hopefully, it also propels comprehension of the connectedness of all beings within the limitless energy operating throughout this world.”

Blum received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (1991) and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro, NC; Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; The International Print Center, Ricco Maresca Gallery, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, all, NY. Her work is held in the collections of the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, South Korea; The University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA; and the Boise Art Museum; ID, among others. She has executed several public art commissions at venues including the San Francisco General Hospital and New York City’s Dobbs Ferry Station. She has received myriad accolades, including a Pollock‐Krasner Foundation Grant, Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, Mid‐Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship Grant, and a Lower East Side Printshop Fellowship, all, New York, NY.

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Nancy Blum, Mix, 2017, ink, colored pencil, gouache, and graphite on paper, 38 1/2 x 50 inches. Photo by Malcolm Varon.
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Theorems and Poems

November 3 – December 22, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, November 3
7 – 9 pm

In her first solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Theorems and Poems, Donnelly exhibits text-based stitching and geometric weavings. Alluding to the time-based process of using a loom, she weaves, unravels, and reweaves pigmented thread to abstractly convey text and form. She states, “In this exhibition, I explore the qualities of textile and woven cloth as a language that can act as both window and mirror, looking deeper into both sides of our internal human experience: systems of rationality, science and logic, and the deeper subconscious seat of wisdom and creativity.  The works represent both of these aspects, and create their own language and logic on an individual and collective level: subliminal messages that speak alone, as well as build upon each other.”

Richmond-based Donnelly received her Bachelor of Art and Design and BA in Psychology from North Carolina State University, and later earned a MFA in Fiber Arts from VCU (2006, 2010). She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA; Artspace Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC; National Building Museum, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA; Penland Gallery, Penland, NC; Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands; and the Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; among others. She recently mounted her first solo museum exhibition at The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and will be included in the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art inaugural exhibition in Richmond.

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Donnelly, History of a People #1, 2017, handwoven cotton and silk thread, dye, PVA, canvas backing, 55.5 x 28 inches inches. Photo by David Hale.
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We’re excited to announce our third pop up exhibition in Boston, MA. Please join us November 7th through the 19th at 220 Newbury Street where we’re open everyday from 11am – 6 pm. Come celebrate the temporary gallery with a public reception on Friday, November 10th from 6 – 9 pm.

We’re expanding our mission into Boston as we bring emerging talents and nationally acclaimed artists to our temporary space on Newbury Street.  This two week exhibition highlights our collection with works by Andras Bality, Isabel Bigelow, Nell Blaine, Nancy Blum, Sally Bowring, Steven Cushner, Andrea Donnelly, David Freed, Ron Johnson, Alex Katz, Sally Mann, Brittany Nelson, Eva Rocha, Dorothea Rockburne, Richard Roth, Joel Shapiro, Robert Stuart, Donald Sultan, Leigh Suggs, Javier Tapia, Heide Trepanier, Jack Wax, and others.

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