Amanda Reeves

Addressing issues of how color and pattern can influence the physiological principles of an optical experience, Reeves work engages with the subtle sensations of perception, while at the same time reinforcing our basic need for the pleasures and physicality of consciously seeing; the fundamental desire for happiness and satisfaction through beauty. With meticulous preparation, Reeves embraces a vibrant palette in her paintings, playing with the solidity of repetitive hard edge shapes on a visually absorbing ground, responding individually to each tone and shade to create overlapping and integrated layers of space. The resulting instability disorients and disarms visual expectations yet the chromatic nuances give the paintings a delicate and elusive optical quality.