MFA alum Robert Reed and Professor Mary Babcock are the two of the genius brains behind Juxtapose, a wearable art exhibition in honor of Honolulu fashion month. The event took place on Oct. 19th at CoXist studios. Young up-and-coming designers fashioned pieces made out of items found around the city, including bottle caps and aluminum ornaments. Reed was especially interactive with the show as a designer, performance artist, juror, and creator of an installation designed specifically for the show.
Reed’s work is extending beyond the small island borders of Hawaii to the Indianapolis Museum of Art where his piece titled “Inflatadiva” is being featured in an exhibition. Indianapolis isn’t the only city that has caught wind of Reed’s talent, St. James, New York has found our talented alum as well. The Smithtown Township Arts Council is currently displaying Reed’s work in the ChildhoodMemories: Juried Fine Art Exhibition, which runs from Oct. 19th-Nov. 23rd. Reed is the only artist from Hawaii featured in the exhibit among many other talented artists from around the U.S.