Kevin William Reed 

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Kevin William Reed is a multimedia artist based in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. He received his MFA in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute in 2012 and now kicks ass and takes names independently, with multiple recent installations throughout Brooklyn and publications in the U.S., China and Bulgaria. For Reed, childhood encounters with animal carcasses as craft materials – play things – led to a lifelong interest in aesthetic reanimations of the dead. Scavenging, salvaging, and reappropriating were the means of acquisition. Transfer these childhood passions to Brooklyn, and the scope of the dead expands. Bones become scrap metal and claws become shredded bumper plastic. All things Frankensteinian drive this compulsion and inspire drawings of unidentified fleshy skulls and emaciated humanoid beauties. A sense of the uncanny is evoked: the abject, the rejected are all invited to participate in this multi-dimensional play. Scavenge, salvage, reappropriate, reanimate, do
NOT rinse, repeat.