Taking basic, ordinary materials and transforming them into mysterious, playful works of art, Brett Reif has created works to be featured in the opening show for the semester in the Art & Design Gallery.
Brett Reif, too, has flooded the gallery with fluid artwork. He now works and lives in Kansas City, but like Evangeline, has roots in New Orleans. He states that he mixes “forms of art and life with emotional and ideological premises that culminate in artifacts that seem to find solace in concrete irreverence.”
Let me say this: Brett Reif is not just a Kansas City-based artist specializing in non-traditional wall work, sculpture and installation, as one might discern from a quick perusal of his biography. He’s a veritable modern-day artistic philosopher, wielding wisdom as he welds and shapes his characteristically evocative work.