Radical Principals by Lily Reeves
March 11, 2019 – Jan. 19, 2020
Concourse C, near Gate 14
Lily Reeves earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University and a Master of Fine Arts at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Ariz., where she graduated in April 2018. Reeves’ public work is in the permanent collections of The University of Montevallo, Alfred University, Salem Art Works and Franconia Sculpture Park, as well as private collections around the world. Her public work, “Quasar,” is on loan to the City of Atlanta until September 2019. Reeves has an extensive roster of national exhibitions, including group shows with the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and The Tucson Museum of Art in Arizona. She currently lives and works in Birmingham, Ala., where she heads her art and design studio, Southern Lights Studios.
With this piece, Reeves speaks to the easygoing and upbeat atmosphere that friends, music and art create. “Radical Principles” surrounds travelers with light and funky forms that lift spirits. Imbued with positive messages, “Radical Principles” asks: “Why does everything have to be monotonous? Why can’t we celebrate our differences and embrace the more magical side of life?” Inspired by the Bonnaroovian Code, this piece emphasizes that it’s important to respect yourself, the earth and good vibes, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.