December 1 through 31, 2018
Gallery on Main's "Artist of the Month" series continues with an exhibition of photographs by North Brunswick, New Jersey-based artist Louise Reeves, on view December 1 through 31. Admission is free, and the artist’s works are available for purchase.
Meet the artist at a free opening reception on Saturday, December 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
An award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in galleries throughout New Jersey, Louise’s subjects of choice cover the various landscapes, architecture and rural vistas of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee, as well as classic cars and motorcycles. Her photography has been featured three times on Ovation TV as promotional commercials for the channel, including as the winner of their Art is Everywhere Initiative.
Says Louise, “I’ve been an artist since childhood and always imagined I would make my career as such. But as the saying goes, life is what happens when you’ve made other plans. After several dead-end jobs, I went back to school for Visual Communications (graphic design, etc.) and that is when I renewed my passion. I worked for a portrait studio as a designer and retoucher, and in my spare time I took pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.”
She continued, “My design and retouching skills came into play in a big way and I began experimenting with different software and various approaches to transform my photographs. The results have paid off. My artist’s statement is simple: I shoot (photos of) things then I make them pretty.”
Louise’s work has been recognized with several awards, solo shows in East Brunswick and North Brunswick, participation in many galleries, a front-page story in Bordentown’s weekly newspaper, the Current. Known as the “Door Lady,” she has done popular door collage prints for Bordentown, Lambertville, Highland Park, Metuchen and Burlington.