Baumwoll Archives Presents: The Art & Healing World of Andrew Reach – A Man And His Art – I Ain’t Down Yet

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I hope you enjoy this extraordinary experience of the art of Andrew Reach, who happens to be my husband for almost 39 years now. No matter how many times while editing it, I have watched his images, it continually takes me away from self into a world of color, shape and wonder.

For those of you who are just seeing the work of Andrew Reach for the first time, he was an architect and because of a rare debilitating spine disease, became disabled and reinvented himself as an artist. To see more of Andrew Reach’s art visit https://www.andrewreach.com

Andrew Reach’s Art Installation at the 2013 Cleveland Ingenuityfest – Sept. 20 – 22, 2013

My life partner Andrew Reach was selected to exhibit his art at this years Cleveland Ingenuityfest for his innovative digital art.

Ingenuity’s mission is to ignite the creative spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect.
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2013 Cleveland Ingenuityfest - Andrew Reach art Installation

Andrew says about the work above:

My architectural background comes into the work “Seven Model Citizens”.  Within a vocabulary of symbols suggestive of computer code, seven anthropomorphic architectonic constructions are lined up, at once symbolizing individuality and rigid conformity. The blocky formed monoliths conform to a grid where they must reside, yet, each is still unique. The antenna appendage on their heads represents the untethered power we now possess to be connected with smart phones and Wi-Fi.

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Model Citizen, 2013
Assembled 3d Prints

ingenuityfest_installation5(on right) Three Comma One, 2013

Andrew says about the work above:

The work “Three Comma One” represent my left brain and right brain, on a collision course with each other. Grids and symbols, numbers and letters alluding to architectural and engineering drawings (from my left brain) coexist with colorful geometric abstraction (from my right brain).

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(left to right): Reformabit 1 & Reformabit 2

Andrew says about the work above:

The word Reformabit is latin to transform or reshape. The works “Reformabit 1” and “Reformabit 2” are  studies of relationships of geometric parts all working in harmony to make a dynamic system and suggest a vocabulary of abstracted engineering drawings. These constructions are also about energy and movement. Again, these works represent a meeting of the two sides of my brain, a balancing act of engineering and creativity.

Andrew Reach & 14 other Ohio Artists at the Riffe Gallery in Art Exhibition “Let’s Get Digital”: Curated by Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum

 

I’m proud to share pictures from the opening of the exhibition “Let’s Get Digital” at the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery in Columbus Ohio. My lifetime partner Andrew Reach was included with this wonderful group of artists in the show. Andrew has been dealing with many setbacks dealing with his health. I am particularly proud of his accomplishments. This is the first exhibition of his art printed on Canvas at a very large format. Each piece is taking longer to accomplished due to the pain he lives with and the inability for him to be up for extended periods of time. I would like to thank Alex Nicholis Coon, Director of the Massillon Museum for her advocacy of Andrew’ work and including him in this exhibition. Even though we haven’t met her for Andrew’s health precluded us from traveling to the exhibition, I’d also like to thank the Riffe Gallery director Mary Gray.
Below are pictures of the show and also the press that has so far covered the exhibition. What I posted are the pictures Alexandra sent us that were taken by her friend and only some of the artists represented were in them. When I get more pictures of the other artists, I will update the post.

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Artists in the show include (hometown noted): Janet Ballweg (Bowling Green), Artists in the show include (hometown noted): Janet Ballweg (Bowling Green), Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland), John Branham (Massillon), Kimberly Burleigh (Cincinnati), Guy Michael Davis (Cincinnati), Nicholas Economos (Cleveland), Ronald Geibert (Beavercreek), Brian Harnetty (Columbus), Dan Hernandez (Maumee), Janice Lessman-Moss (Kent), Katie Parker (Cincinnati), Joshua Penrose (Columbus), Andrew Reach (Cleveland), Michele Waalkes (Canton) and Gina Washington (Cleveland).

Parks & Recreation by Andrew Reach

Alexandra Nicholis, Executive Director at Massillon Museum & Curator of Let’s Get Digital Exhibition

Riffe Gallery Director Mary Gray taking flight
at opening on May 8, 2012

From left: De Rerum Natura & Mandala Machine by Andrew Reach

On Right: A Fisherman’s Net Strung by the Constellations
by Andrew Reach 

Amelia and John Sparks, Alex N. Coon, Margy Vogt
in front of A Fisherman’s Net Strung by the Constellations

The exhibition was covered in the press by the Columbus Dispatch,The lantern at Ohio State University & Columbus Alive. To read the articles click on the pictures below.

Columbus Dispatch

 The Lantern

Columbus Alive

From left: Jill Malusky (Massillon Museum),
artist Joshua Penrose (Columbus) and
artist John Branham (Masillon)

Artist Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland) and his sister

Artist Jerry Birchfield in front of his 5 artworks

Guy Michael Davis & Katie Parker – Porcelain Busts
(Porcelain, 3-D scanning, Rapid prototyping)

Ronald Geibert’s (Beavercreek)
Camouflaged Electronic Kiosk 

Michele Waalkes (Canton) with her prints

Gina Washington (Cleveland)

John Branham (Massillon)
with his prints 

Jill Malusky (Massillon Museum)
& John Branham

Joshua Penrose (Columbus) with his
Sound Installation Resonant Carboy

Joshua Penrose & Maya Penrose