Herb Rieth: Solo Exhibition
The Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition of exciting work by Tennessee artist Herb Rieth. Rieth is a painter and mixed media artist living and teaching in Knoxville, Tenn. Working with a myriad of materials including safety pins, spikes, embroidery floss, camouflage fabric, and paint, he creates mixed media work that touches on the nature of signification and sets up rich narratives. His work has been shown at The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati’s UnMuseum, the Mississippi Museum of Art, along with solo and group shows in twenty-three states.
Drawing on the rich traditions of making and mending in his family, Rieth creates mixed media work in fabric, paint, and collage. “Though firmly grounded in the painting tradition, my work also explores notions of repair, material significance and disjuncture…. My methodology usually involves ‘painting’ a base out of scraps of collected fabric. Typically the fabric has had a past life and often a strong personal connection. Overlaid on this base is painting and fetish objects that act as mark making devices. “
Personal and political narratives combine through his juxtaposition of pattern and image. Using the language of sewing, repair, and embellishment he binds together his disparate experiences with humor and wit. Herb Rieth’s Solo Exhibition will be on display in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery July 7 through August 7, 2014. Join us for this exciting exhibition of contemporary art!
The Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery is located on the Campus of Coastal Carolina University in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Fridays 9 to 1 p.m. Events are free and open to the public. For additional information contact James Arendt, Gallery Director, at 843-349-6409.
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