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Dr. Dan Reeves, dean of College of Fine Arts, has
solo art show in Florence, Italy
June 12, 2009 --
Dr. Dan Reeves, dean of the College of
Fine Arts at ASU-Jonesboro, was invited to exhibit his works in a solo
art show, "Simultaneous Perception," at Ganzo Fine Arts Gallery,
Florence, Italy. The show opened Thursday, June 11, and will run through
Thursday, June 25.
Dean Reeves was invited by the president of Florence University of the
Arts and owner of Ganzo, Dr. Gabriella Ganugi, to exhibit his art during
the College of Fine Arts Study Abroad trip to Florence. Twelve ASU
students enrolled in this summer’s Study Abroad program were among the
guests who attended the art opening on Thursday, June 11.
For a number of years, Reeves has been exploring the aesthetic potential
of the computer in art. Currently, his ColorStorm Series, part of a
painting series on exhibit in Florence, examines the relationship and
the impact of the perception of colors as they relate to each other. The
series uses dazzling color with sometimes-vivid brush strokes to imply
forms to evoke mood, depth, and space.
The exhibition of twenty-four original paintings and photographs was
characterized by some at the opening thus: "A very impressive body of
work...some pieces actually glow...,"; "Amazing use of contrasting
colors and their effect...it’s not what you would expect...,"; and "An
explosion of color and light."
The works were all printed in the studios of Florence University of the
Arts under the supervision of David Weiss, director of Ganzo Fine Arts
For more information on Ganzo Fine Arts Gallery, visit
"ColorStorm with Heart,"
courtesy of Dr. Dan Reeves.