Feb 1, 2024 - Things to Do

Art Snack: Erik Reel's "Street"

A yellow and blue abstract painting with circles and dashes

Erik Reel's painting "Blood" uses pastels on acrylic paint. It's showing at Laura Vincent Design & Gallery Thursday through March 2. Photo: Courtesy of Erik Reel.

Erik Reel's paintings are colorful abstractions with percussive marks seen through a soft focus smear.

  • Mark Tobey's White Writing paintings influenced the Seattle-born Reel but he found his own way with a passion for color.

His influences include "nano-photography, Cy Twombly and poorly erased whiteboards."

Reel's show "Street" opens at Laura Vincent Design & Gallery Thursday night through March 2. It has 21 of his works from the last two decades.

  • Catch his artist talk at 11am on Feb. 10.
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