B.Z. Reily

B.Z. Reily: Full Circle

April 2-28, 2014

B.Z. Reily’s show, “Full Circle“, opening April 2nd at Hope and Feathers in Amherst, includes found-object wall sculptures and prints.

B.Z.‘s work is constructed out of weathered and worn items, antique wood, metal scraps, fabric, gloves, and pieces from the natural world.

This new work includes collagraph plates, embossed prints, and encaustics. The circle has been a reoccurring form throughout her sculptural work but she has made it central to this show and installation. Forty years ago she was a printmaking student in college so you could say she has come full circle.

B.Z. just recently retired from teaching art in the public schools after 33 years. She has shown her work in museums and galleries all over the northeast.

Image: Radial, Mixed media sculpture