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Jeffrey Reed

Returning

February 2 - 26, 2022

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Above Ballycastle  9" x 9"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Above Ballycastle (SOLD)

9" x 9"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

 

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Artichoke, 8" x 8", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Artichoke

8" x 8"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

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Ballyglass Hill Fog  11" x 11"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Ballyglass Hill Fog (SOLD)

11" x 11"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Belderrig  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Belderrig

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Belderrig  5" x 8"  Gouache

Belderrig (SOLD)

5" x 8"

Gouache

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Bellmullet  8" x 14"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Belmullet (SOLD)

8" x 14"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

 

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Belmullet  5.5" x 5"  Gouache

Belmullet

5.5" x 5"

Gouache

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Buckingham-Hall Garden  12" x 12"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Buckingham-Hall Garden

12" x 12"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Ceide  8" x 16"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Ceide (SOLD)

8" x 16"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

 

 

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Ceide Fields  6" x 6"  Gouache

Ceide Fields (SOLD)

6" x 6"

Gouache

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Convent Evening  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Convent Evening

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Crefield Garden  12" x 11"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Crefield Garden

12" x 11"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Curved Field  5" x 5"  Gouache

Curved Field

5" x 5"

Gouache

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Down Patrick Farm  5" x 5"  Gouache

Down Patrick Farm (SOLD)

5" x 5"

Gouache

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Fennel, 9" x 9", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Fennel

9" x 9"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

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From Maxwell Cottage  5" x 5"  Gouache

From Maxwell Cottage

5" x 5"

Gouache

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Glinsk  5" x 5"  Gouache

Glinsk (SOLD)

5" x 5"

Gouache

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Martin House  12" x 12"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Martin House

12" x 12"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Mt. Airy Sky  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Mt. Airy Sky

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Port A Cloy  5" x 5"  Gouache

Port A Cloy (SOLD)

5" x 5"

Gouache

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Round Field (Low Cloud)  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Round Field (Low Cloud)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Split Loaf  8" x 8"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Split Loaf

8" x 8"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

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Stairway  10.5" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Stairway (SOLD)

10.5" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

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Turks Turban  8" x 8"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Turk's Turban

8" x 8"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

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Two Sheds  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Two Sheds

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Wissahickon Sunset  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Wissahickon Sunset (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Above Ballycastle  9" x 9"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Above Ballycastle (SOLD)

9" x 9"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

 

Artichoke, 8" x 8", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Artichoke

8" x 8"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

Ballyglass Hill Fog  11" x 11"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Ballyglass Hill Fog (SOLD)

11" x 11"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Belderrig  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Belderrig

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Belderrig  5" x 8"  Gouache

Belderrig (SOLD)

5" x 8"

Gouache

Bellmullet  8" x 14"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Belmullet (SOLD)

8" x 14"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

 

Belmullet  5.5" x 5"  Gouache

Belmullet

5.5" x 5"

Gouache

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Buckingham-Hall Garden  12" x 12"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Buckingham-Hall Garden

12" x 12"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Ceide  8" x 16"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Ceide (SOLD)

8" x 16"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

 

 

Ceide Fields  6" x 6"  Gouache

Ceide Fields (SOLD)

6" x 6"

Gouache

Convent Evening  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Convent Evening

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Crefield Garden  12" x 11"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Crefield Garden

12" x 11"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Curved Field  5" x 5"  Gouache

Curved Field

5" x 5"

Gouache

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Down Patrick Farm  5" x 5"  Gouache

Down Patrick Farm (SOLD)

5" x 5"

Gouache

Fennel, 9" x 9", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Fennel

9" x 9"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

From Maxwell Cottage  5" x 5"  Gouache

From Maxwell Cottage

5" x 5"

Gouache

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Glinsk  5" x 5"  Gouache

Glinsk (SOLD)

5" x 5"

Gouache

Martin House  12" x 12"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Martin House

12" x 12"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Mt. Airy Sky  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Mt. Airy Sky

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Port A Cloy  5" x 5"  Gouache

Port A Cloy (SOLD)

5" x 5"

Gouache

Round Field (Low Cloud)  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Round Field (Low Cloud)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Split Loaf  8" x 8"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Split Loaf

8" x 8"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

Stairway  10.5" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Stairway (SOLD)

10.5" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

Turks Turban  8" x 8"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Turk's Turban

8" x 8"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

 

Two Sheds  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Two Sheds

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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Wissahickon Sunset  10" x 10"  Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Wissahickon Sunset (SOLD)

10" x 10"

Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

“I heard Seamus Caulfield, an Irish archaeologist, say, in short, ‘A landscape painting incorporates a sense of humanity and history, whereas a painting of scenery is more superficial.’ I have spent a lot of time painting in inhabited, rural places where man and nature come together. I wonder about the people in the buildings, their lives, and their relationship to the environment…. Looking over a distance is a chance to travel in and experience space and several senses of time and change - the weather changes as does a cultivated field.”

- Jeffrey Reed

Jeffrey Reed - Returning - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Belmullet, 8" x 14", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

For nearly forty years, Jeffrey Reed has been eagerly documenting the landscapes of Ireland, rural Pennsylvania, and Maine before taking his paintings back to the studio to finish. When on location, he is particularly drawn to moments when the landscape is in flux.

As the weather begins to change, Reed paints with a sense of urgency to capture the light and atmosphere of the specific setting and time of day. It is during these moments that Reed is driven by a sense of discovery and a feeling of connection to his environment, the comfort of the familiar and the surprise of the new. 

Reed also paints singular objects or interior scenes, but like his landscapes, the paraphernalia of humanity is present without the appearance of figures. Although he admits that he is not pursuing the relationship between man and nature as a doggedly philosophical pursuit, there is a connection when the wild expressions of nature bump up against the cultivated, controlled lines of the human world, creating a curious juxtaposition and beautiful design in his works. 

Jeffrey Reed - Returning - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Martin House, 12" x 12", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Jeffrey Reed - Returning - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Ballycastle, 9" x 9", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

Reed paints his landscapes en plein air and keeps them small for practical purposes. However, there is nothing small about the amount of space depicted within the confines of a diminutive substrate.  Reed allows you to literally put the whole sky into your pocket, providing a tiny window which opens into an expansive landscape. To Reed, the “key” of the painting can often be found on the horizon, where the infinite and the measurable meet. 

Reed received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, studied at the Skowhegan School of Art, and received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Jeffrey Reed lives in Pennsylvania where he is an Associate Professor at the Community College of Philadelphia and the Head of the Art Department. Each summer he paints and teaches on the Western coast of Ireland at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Reed has been represented by Gross McCleaf for more than 25 years, and has shown his paintings in Philadelphia, New York, throughout the East Coast, and in Ireland.

Many of the paintings in this exhibition were completed while in residence at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland.

Jeffrey Reed - Returning - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Convent Evening, 10" x 10", Oil On Canvas Mounted On Panel

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