Solastalgia is an exhibition of Sam Reveles’ most recent body of work—intricate paintings and drawings that continue the artist’s investigation into how we view and conceive of nature. Capturing the affective experience of human encounters with inconceivably micro and macro phenomena, traversing atomic structures to expanding galaxies, Reveles’ paintings optically communicate the metaphysical.
Watch:In the Studio with Sam Reveles
Gallery directors Meredith Block and Trini Martinez virtually visit Sam Reveles’ quaint studio in Ireland, and get a tour of his space and the beautiful Irish landscape, as well discuss the artist’s practice and latest body of work.
New Gallery Hours
While the gallery is still openby appointment only Tuesday through Thursday, we now have open hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm— no appointment necessary!
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Sam Reveles (b. El Paso, Texas), earned his M.F.A. in painting from Yale University. Throughout his career, Reveles has explored the expressive possibilities of line and space to create abstract responses to familiar visual stimuli. In the early years, these stimuli were master paintings from the canon of art history. For the past decade, Reveles has drawn inspiration from the landscapes to which he is intimately connected. Over the course of his career, Reveles has participated in many important solo and group exhibitions, such as the prestigious Whitney Biennial in 1995. Most recently, he was featured in a solo exhibition at the Butler Gallery, the non-profit contemporary art space of Kilkenny Castle in Ireland. Reveles has had solo exhibitions at the El Paso Museum of Art; the Saint Louis Art Museum; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and the Hammer Art Museum in Los Angeles. The artist’s paintings are also included in the permanent museum collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City. He was recently awarded a residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland. He currently lives and works in County Wicklow, Ireland.