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DUBIOUS BATTLE orking with only two colors— ivory black and titanium white— Shelley Reed fills monumental canvases with images gleaned from art history and full of metaphorical references. The title of the exhibition comes from John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost and, in that poem, refers to an epic battle between God and Satan. But, in the broader and more secular sense, Reed’s paintings refer to the battles within ourselves. “We’re ethical beings trying to live an ethical life but, so often, our animal instincts take over,” says Reed. Call of the Wild Magazine | 2015–16 33 W In Dubious Battle (detail), © Shelley Reed


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