In heaven the
darkness is
quite beautiful
2010–2012
In heaven the darkness is quite beautiful, deals with photographic materials directly, utilizing them to subvert meaning and question representational interpretations of the medium. In this series Reed employs a large format camera's high level of precision, fidelity and optical clarity to explore abstraction. These strategies are meant to engage a viewer through perceptual experience itself, implicating them in the mysterious and often open-ended aspects of photography that are most interesting to the artist.

Group Exhibitions
2016
Foam Talents, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London, England
Foam Talents, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Foam Talents, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France
Foam Talents, UnSeen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Foam Talents, Mercatorplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands Photography Sees the Surface, Higher Pictures Gallery, New York City, NY

2014
Expecting Reality, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2011
New York Did It to Me, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Published
2015
“Talent.” Amsterdam, Netherlands, Foam Magazine,
September 2015. 137-160.

Public Collections
Foam Fotografiemuseum Collection