Friday, May 10, 2019

Persephone's Eden Book Launch: May 16 at Latitude 44 Gallery

Poster: Michael Reeves 2019 Retrospective Show Opening and Book Launch
May 16th 2019 at Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Décor
Credit: Persephone’s Eden Book Launch – May 16th 2019 Michael Reeves 2019 Retrospective & Book Launch

Michael Reeves 2019 Retrospective
Show Opening and Book Launch

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue: Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Décor
Location: 2900 Dundas St. W, Toronto ON M6P 1Y8

As part of the 2019 Retrospective, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new book "Persephone's Eden: A Celebration of the Life and Works of Michael Reeves”. The book is a visual delight showcasing many of Michel's well-known works as well as previously unseen early paintings. The book is punctuated by a series of essays contributed by Michael's family, friends, colleagues, collectors and critics, detailing his life from his early days and studies as a student at the Bath Academy of Art, through his career as an antiques dealer in London and Toronto, to his transition into full time painting and the eventual restoration of his Port Perry studio and property following his death.
Michael Reeves is arguably one of the last Neo-Romantic painters of his generation. His peers and mentors have been Directors and Trustees of the Tate and National Galleries in England. In 2005, Joan Murray considered his works a "triumph of individualism". The book title, "Persephone's Eden" is named after the land where he and his wife Norma found their place in paradise on Lake Scugog in 1984, the works Michael produced there are the product of his dream come true.
Through this book, we hope to create a deep understanding and appreciation for Michael and his extraordinary works and to shed light onto his contribution to the world of international and Canadian art.
Along with a selection of paintings from his most prolific phase during the late 1980's to early 2000's in Port Perry, the Retrospective in 2019 is the first time any of Michael's 1950's works have ever been shown.

The book launch will be held at the Latitude 44 Gallery in Toronto on May 16th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Latitude 44 Gallery
2900 Dundas St W,
M6P 1Y8, Toronto

Show Dates: May 1st - October 1st, 2019

More info: Persephone's Eden Book Launch
Public · Hosted by Michael Reeves and Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Décor

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