Randall Reid is known for creating contemporary metal collages out of materials sourced from America’s bygone eras. By cutting and manipulating images from vintage signs, rusty boxes and various instrumental elements, Reid creates intriguing works that archive the memory flow of a lifetime.
In this exhibition, Randall Reid continues the process of excavating our collective recollections to remind the viewer that the digital present has emerged from a material past. With deep wit, Reid gives us Cold War imagery, childhood fantasies and heroic abstraction in small visual bites that speak profoundly to our shared experiences.
Randall Reid was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1956. He has participated in over 300 exhibitions, including the Grace Museum and the McNay Museum, and is represented in the collections of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Austin Museum of Fine Arts, Masur Museum of Fine Arts, and the College of William and Mary. He was recently awarded the Presidential Seminal Award from Texas State University.