Rebecca Lee Reynolds

Rebecca Lee Reynolds is an assistant professor in the department of fine arts at the University of New Orleans. She grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, but left the South to try out life up North. She received a BA in art history and music from Boston University and an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Chicago. After enduring years of cold weather, she moved back to the South to teach. Her research has focused on art in the public sphere, an area inspired by experiencing the controversy around Mary Jane Jacobs’s “Places with a Past” exhibition in Charleston, and then working on Jacobs’s “Conversations at the Castle,” held in Atlanta during the Olympic summer of 1996.

Articles (8)

Mickalene Thomas Dazzles in New Orleans

It’s easy to love the rhinestone-encrusted work of New York artist Mickalene Thomas and the temerity of an artist who would dare to bedazzle paintings that otherwise quote from the canon of the male gaze. Her large-scale mixed media images, on view through April 9 in the Newcomb Art Museum’s exhibition “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on … Continued

Serving Face: Rashaad Newsome at CAC NOLA

That Rashaad Newsome should choose to take on Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is so perfect. In Look Back at It (2016), all of the figures from Picasso’s painting are replicated, but in collages made up of black bodies, fireballs, and bling. The logic of Newsome’s collage technique draws upon the fragmentation of the body that Picasso … Continued