Carl Reed is a sculptor and professor emeritus at Colorado College. His sculpture ranges from gallery-scaled pieces to large, site-specific public projects. He is particularly interested in the expressive capacity of materials, and often combines stone, wood, metal, and concrete. His work has been exhibited nationally and in Sweden.
Carl's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 5 - 9, 2023
The Brutal and the Delicate: Steel Combined with Soft Materials
Throughout the history of art, steel is a material commonly associated with industry, violence, and strength. This workshop challenges such connections by investigating ways that steel can become visually delicate, and inventing new meanings and visual relationships through combining steel with materials that contain opposite characteristics. Exercises address both technical and creative inquiries regarding how steel is cut, shaped, and physically joined, as well as how to challenge material assumptions when steel becomes a secondary rather than primary compositional element. We explore the aesthetic and technical consequences of combining steel with soft, vulnerable, contradictory, and unexpected materials.