PARENTHESES, new works by Reed Elliott & Paul Martyka. This two man show allows two long time friends and collaborators a platform to explore their individual concepts and techniques on original works, while at the same time striking up a few minor chords in collaborative efforts.
Paul Maryka, born 1950 Detroit Michigan. MFA 1980 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. BFA Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan.
Paul is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. He has shown nationally and internationally since the 1970's.
This series of mixed media paper collages consist of block printed and monotype color fields which are then deconstructed and reassembled into direct and indirect imagery. All works are hand assembled paper collages and framed with custom pigment dyed wood.
Martyka's imagery involves references to historical memories. Some very personal and some very public. Architecture, artifacts, pavement markings as well as completely ambiguous marks.
Reed Elliott, born 1979 New Orleans, Louisiana. NOCCA- New Orleans Center for Creative Arts 1997. BFA 2003 Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. Reed currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.
Reed is a freelance designer and artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. His work explores the interaction between form and function. His classic painting style evokes an academic style coupled with contemporary imagery and themes.
His experience working with multiple mediums allows Elliott to combine materials and surfaces that ordinarily would not interact. The results are unique works with non-traditional finishing techniques.