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Jackie Reeves: Best Laid Plans

  • Aug 6 — Sep 11, 2022


Opening Reception
August 6,
3:00pm -5:00pm

Gallery Talk: Jackie Reeves
in the Lower Gallery
Saturday September 10, 4-5pm
Free Admission • Cash Bar

"Best Laid Plans" features a series of large scale mixed media paintings created over the last two years, which reveal a personal narrative linking the artist’s past and present. Reeves uses a process of building up faint layers of paint to tell her story of becoming a U.S. citizen. “Over the last two years Americans have been engaged in a reckoning with their own history and the sobering realization that democracy is not assured. During this time, I took an oath to defend the constitution by agreeing to take up arms if necessary, against enemies, foreign and domestic. I came to the realization that my best “weapons” are my voice, my paintbrush, and the exercising of my freedom of expression, which is also the greatest American gift worth defending.”

About the Artist:

Canadian-American artist Jackie Reeves uses mixed media to bring together figurative and abstract elements in her art. She was raised in Montreal by architect parents and studied design art at Concordia University. Her artistic career began as a professional mural painter for corporate, private, and public spaces. Concurrently, Reeves co-founded the Plymouth Community Art Center. In 2010, she earned her MFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has since exhibited in solo and group shows in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC, and North Carolina. She has been profiled in numerous publications, including WHITEHOT Magazine, the Boston Globe, Art New England and Artscope Magazine. Jackie works out of Chalkboard Studio in Barnstable Village and teaches mixed media drawing and painting throughout Cape Cod.


Instagram: @jackiereevesart