Mark Reep: Dreams In Black & White

June 4, 2014 - June 29, 2014

The [email protected] is pleased to welcome Mark Reep for the month of June. His show, Dreams in Black and White, will hang in the Gallery from Wednesday, June 4 through Sunday, June 29.


Mark ReepReepAbandonedWaterworks1 (b. 1960) is an artist and writer whose drawings, fiction, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Art Collector, Endicott Journal, Bluecanvas, Metazen, The Word Riot Anthology, Blue Fifth Review, Fictionaut Selects, and many other publications.

His moody, richly detailed charcoal, graphite, and ink drawings blur natural and architectural elements, often in isolate, meditative, dreamlike context. Titles suggest narrative− small mysteries, abandonments and reclamations, hopes built on ruins− but leave room for wonder.

Mark says, “I draw found places. I’d call them imagined, but preconception doesn’t work for me. I value exploration, discovery at the drawing table, and I also enjoy refining detail and depth at an intimate scale– So my drawings offer viewers opportunity for close examination, further discovery as well.”


Tools used include charcoal and graphite pencils (Mark stipples a lot) and worn drawing pens (he sharpens those too). Dirty kneaded erasers, clean Q-Tips. A magnifier he forgets to use. Lately, bifocals. “I don’t plan much;

I try everything in-drawing. What works best stays, but traces of abandoned directions and attempts (often, many) remain layered in there too, and contribute to the drawings’ depth.”

A self-educated artist, Mark has exhibited original work regularly for nineteen years. He is represented by Jardine Gallery, Perth, Scotland. To read more about Mark, head on over to his blog.

Selected Exhibitions
1995-2013 Little Gems: A Collection of Miniature Paintings, West End Gallery, Corning NY
1996 Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
1997 Autumn Colors, Just Art, Ithaca, NY
1998 Contemporary Spirituality, Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College, Corning NY
1999 Re-presenting Representation IV, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2001 Re-presenting Representation V, Contemporary Realist Art From Around The World, The Corning Gallery at Steuben, New York, NY
2002 Redefining Art, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott NY
2004 Petit Peintures, Galerie de Chahaignes, Chahaignes, France
2005 Across This Night, Waterfall Gallery, Media PA
2008 Gallery Gala, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY
2008-2012 Director’s Choice, West End Gallery, Corning NY
2009 Here, Take This Piece Of Beauty, Magpie Gallery, Ithaca NY
2010 Water, The Gallery at the ARTS, Corning NY
2011 Summer Exhibition, Julian Jardine Gallery, Perth, Scotland
2012 Raise The Roof For The Czarnecki Family, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning NY
2013 Art of the Fantastic, Atlas Art House, Carmel IN
2013 Holiday Exhibit, Julian Jardine Gallery, Perth, Scotland
2014 Black and White Biennial, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning NY
2014 Postcards From The Edge, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Dreams In Black & White, The Gallery at Found, Ithaca NY


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