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Holter Museum of Art Features Artwork of Mark Reid
Abstract Expressionist Photographer Mark Reid

Santa Fe, NM- Ana 35: A National Juried Exhibition, Holter Museum of Art Features the Artwork of Mark Reid

Ana 35: National Juried Exhibition

Holter Museum of Art
12 E Lawrence, Helena, Montana

National Juried Exhibition, June 4- August 19, 2007
Opening Reception, Reception June 15, 2007

Helena, MT (May 23, 2007) - Please join us! The Holter Museum of Art presents its annual, national, juried exhibition opening from June 4 through August 19, with reception on June 15. Admission is free for everyone. Museum hours are as follows: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm; Wednesday: Noon-8:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; and Sunday: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Curated by the highly acclaimed, neon artist Willem Volkersz, this exhibition's theme is character, as found in people and places. Volkersz was raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which inspires his latest body of work. He creates mixed media artworks in neon, reflective of his experiences growing up in Holland, combining those experiences with his appetite for contemporary culture in America. Now residing in the United States, he is extremely active in the art world, and his curatorial experience extends beyond the scope of his work, into his love for his arts community.

Ana is defined as a collection of items that reflects the character of a person or place; or an item in such a collection. Volkersz selected a wonderful group of artists to reflect the theme of this exhibition, Ana 35. Most notably among them, abstract expressionist photographer Mark Reid, chosen for his technical merit and artistic development. An established artist, Reid has focused his love of the arts into a single focus-the photograph. Continually awakening his inner spirit with the point-and-click, Reid is able to uncover personal truth with each object he captures on film. Firmly grounded in the places he encounters, he spends his time in the world uncovering the artistic form in everyday life, everyday scenes, people and places. With respect for his internal experiences, Reid is able to allow the poignant photograph to emerge while encountering the external world.

Bend Dumpster captures Reid's ability to capture the poignant photograph as well as pointing to his Abstract Expressionist influences (Bend Dumpster, archival inkjet print, 40" x 60", 2005 will be on display at the Holter Museum of Art). Aaron Siskind was considered an abstract expressionist photographer among painters. He photographed objects in close range, isolating abstracted shapes and forms from what would have been a recognizable location, thing, or person. In close view, however, the notion of "object" is lost and only fields of color, blurred lights and lines remain. Reid's photographs have a similar character, settling in abstraction with the essence of emotion within the freedom of form. Reid's artwork is technical precision combined with unwieldy emotion, the abstract expressionist photographer.

Studying photography at the Columbus State University where he received his B.A. in Art in 1974, Mark Reid has exhibited and been awarded for his merits in the arts since that time. He has been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and the world, from New York to New Zealand. Quay School of Fine Arts, Whanganui, New Zealand; Images Gallery, New York City, New York; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Eye and I Gallery, Denver, Colorado; PhotoZone Gallery, Eugene, Oregon; Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, Utah; Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah; and Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah are among them. His photographs have been acquired by many collections throughout the United States as well.

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Image Attachment:
Mark Ried, Bend Dumpster, archival inkjet print, 40" x 60", 2005

Photos available for this release:
Mark Ried, Bend Dumpster, archival inkjet print, 40" x 60", 2005
Mark Ried, Bend Dumpster, archival inkjet print, 40" x 60", 2005
To view photos, go to and enter Release ID: 104041