JULY 19 - SEPTEMBER 13
We are pleased to present Make Your Mark, a two-person exhibition
exploring the traces and the threads
of our eldest and youngest generation.
Drawing a line between a 50 year-generational gap,
Don Munson and Erin Reid each exhibit their freshest marks to-date.
I planned to break from painting. Not long after I accepted to put down the brush,
I began a new cycle
during the peak of a lunar journey
and at the end of one very personal.
I sat for days watching the strawberry moon rise from behind the hazy blues of the Appalachian Mountains.
I couldn't believe how fast she rose,
and ran for a sketchbook.
Last year creating fifty paintings culminating
with Hanover Oak. Setting the stage for 2022.
Moving forward, I re-emerge. New abstract visions.
Made of multiple juxtaposed elements. A cohesive integration of
graphic and organic forms with illusion of realistic elements.
Color is always paramount. Videre, yes I see.
Erin Reid is an interdisciplinary artist that plays with nuance. Her studies at the School of the Art Institute for Chicago directed her interest in painting, film, performance, and installation. Erin has exhibited in Chicago, Connecticut, and throughout Massachusetts. She currently works at the Worcester Art Museum and pursues independent studies in photography and dance. She is a Cofounder of EKD Gallery, an online gallery opened in September 2020 alongside her mother, Karen Reid, and artist, Don Munson. CV
In a career spanning over fifty years, Don Munson has dedicated his practice to the fusion of graphic design and painting as an esteemed illustrator, graphic designer, painter, and poet. His work is in such public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Heckscher Museum, and the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration. Don has taught drawing, illustration, art history, design, typography and advertising at the Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and City University of New York. Don served as the Division Vice President and Art Director for Ballantine/Del Rey/Fawcett Books at Random House where he developed seven original typeface fonts and created covers for over 8000 books. He has been nominated for a Grammy for his work on the Chicago VI album cover and held clients such as Readers Digest and The New York Times. Don currently works in his "Red Stair Studio" in his home in Longmeadow, MA and recently published his first novella, Edmund: A Voice Unheard in July 2021. CV