“Masks and Mirrors - Explorations of Identity” honors the human spirit in all its colors, resiliency, and fortitude. Artist Elaine Weiner-Reed's work is an ongoing excavation into the psychology of relationships from the inside out. Her work focuses on unraveling the complexity and mystery of human emotion, choices, and behavior, featuring the individual within or outside of a group dynamic.
With an investigator’s precision and artist’s intuitive perspective, Weiner-Reed explores the energy, motivations, chemistry, and undercurrents between individuals. She examines the evolution of identity in all its layers - from glimpses in the mirror to introspection across time, highlighting facets of a character’s solitary existence within an increasingly globalized world. Weiner-Reed honors the individual spirit and personal history of different characters as they exist, survive, and interact, envisioning their stories as pictorial medleys evolving as their worlds turn. Monuments to life, her creations resurrect feelings of transcendence, mystery, and hope.
Elaine Weiner-Reed asks: "How do my works sound to you?"
In November 2018, Elaine was selected as an Artist-in-Residence - Studio 310B - at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Schedule a visit to her studio sometime soon!
Works may be purchased via Square or PayPal. Remember to ask about the Layaway Plan.
Artist portrait courtesy of Photographer Bob Catlett