The Kent Farndale Gallery is among the galleries chosen to showcase the colourful works of renowned painter and former Scugog resident Michael Reeves.
The Michael Reeves Retrospective exhibit will run from March 2 to April 4 at the Kent Farndale Gallery, which is located within the Scugog Memorial Public Libraryin Port Perry. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 2 p.m.
Reeves is arguably one of the last neo-romantic painters. His peers and mentors have been directors and trustees of the Tate and national galleries in England. Reeves came to Canada with the hopes of making his name as a painter and he and his wife Norma found their place in paradise on Lake Scugog in 1984. In 1996, the eminent Joan Murray considered him “one of the major painters of his generation” and his works “a triumph of individualism.”
The Reeves family is planning a multi-gallery show of Michael’s works through the spring and summer of 2019 as a celebration of his life; he passed away on March 19, 2015. Each gallery show will feature different pieces and will showcase a large cross-section of his paintings and drawings. The gallery shows will not only include Reeve’s more contemporary works, but also some of his works from the 1950s, none of which have ever been shown before.
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