The Austin-based artist, a proponent of “more is more,” creates large, colorful, multi-layered collages, featuring a variety of objects including scanned photos, fabric swatches, bottle caps, zippers, food, string and wire. Reed’s work will be on display through April 14.
Tracy Saucier, director of the Beeville Museum, has been following Reed’s work for several years, and says, “We’ve wanted to show Sarah’s work for quite some time and are thrilled to host her 10-year retrospective.”
To create each of her pieces, Reed scans the objects – often things she has found – and photographs, then edits the color and composition of each layer on her computer.
“I’ve always collected things and consider my collages personal landscapes developed from a catalogue of images I’ve created over the years,” she said.
“When I started working digitally, I had a lightning-bolt moment when I realized it all made sense – it’s the ultimate combination of everything I’ve worked towards,” the artist said.
Reed has exhibited her work at national galleries and institutions, including Moody Gallery in Houston; D Berman Gallery in Austin; Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss.; and the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Her work is also included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Ga.; and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, La.