Scott Reeder, Post Good, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16".

Scott Reeder

Lisa Cooley

Scott Reeder, Post Good, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16".

A row of thirty two-word text paintings ran the length of Scott Reeder’s recent inaugural show at Lisa Cooley. The variously twee and anarchic pronouncements were painted Ed Ruscha style in acrylic on small panels of stretched canvas (all works 2013), and began with COPS KISS, POST CATS, and FAKE RICH, continued with IFFY IDOL, REAL EVIL, and JPEG LIFE, and finally delivered the viewer to the rear of the gallery with JUST INFO, DARK MATH, and COOL SHIT. Across the room, and filling out the other walls of the main gallery space, luxuriously sized oil and enamel paintings radiated a pleasing spectrum of grass and sky tones (green, various blues, and nighttime black). Though compositionally abstract, these “Untitled (Pasta Paintings)” apparently feature, as their title suggests, marks made with spaghetti. (Reeder sprinkled the pasta on the canvas, painted over it, then brushed it

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