The Morris Graves Museum of Art and the Humboldt Arts Council will be presenting a solo show of paintings and works on paper by Ventura artist Erik ReeL from March 12 to April 1. ReeL was heavily influenced by Morris Graves and his compatriots, Mark Tobey and Kenneth Callahan from an early age; these artists were major factors in his choice to pursue painting and art.
ReeL states, “For me, this exhibition and showing in this particular museum is like coming full circle. It is a great privilege to be exhibiting with the organization that takes care of a collection and estate that contains work by artists that had such an impact on my development, including two Tobeys as well as many fine works by Morris Graves. Erik ReeL is a contemporary American artist living in Ventura. His work addressing post-conceptual issues related to mark making and signification. For more of his art go to erikreel.com
Exhibit at 636 F Street, Eureka, California.