Fechin House Exhibition: “Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon: ​The Paintings and Aquatints of Doel Reed (1894-1985)”

Thursday , August 4th, 2022

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

$10 Adult, $9 Senior and Military, $6 Student, Children under 12 are free. Groups of 10 or more - $8 per person when purchased with one transaction.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon:
​The Paintings and Aquatints of Doel Reed (1894-1985)

On view June 7 – Aug. 26, 2022 in the Fechin House

Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon explores the art and career of the highly successful twentieth-century American printmaker and painter Doel Reed (1894-1985). Reed is best known today as a Southwestern artist and “master of the aquatint;” his conservative yet modernist approach to the New Mexican landscape found a ready audience among curators and collectors during his lifetime. Reed
began summering in the Taos artists’ colony starting in the 1940s and permanently moved to New Mexico in 1959. The mountainous topography, geology, and history of New Mexico were an endless source of inspiration to
Reed. This exhibition brings attention to this significant but understudied artist and demonstrates how Reed was both influenced by and contributed to national and international artistic trends over his long and prolific career. The rich and varied American landscapes of the Midwest and Southwest were his primary sources of inspiration. Included in the exhibition are over sixty works of art by Doel Reed and his contemporaries.

Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon was organized by Oklahoma State University Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Rebecca Parker Brienen.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House
227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, New Mexico 87571

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