“Inches Above Earth” is a whimsical exploration of flight, imagined through the eyes of my younger self. I’ve created a body of work that speaks to the memory of my youth, I was as I am now fascinated with aviation. “Inches Above Earth” is seen in a close up and intimate space. It takes place inches from the ground where children play and imaginations run wild.
Michael Reese is an Atlanta-based photographer and conceptual artist working in themes related to history, identity and metaphorical flight. He received his B.F.A. in photography from The Atlanta College Of Art. His concept driven work is informed by a curiosity in the physical sciences and comparative studies.
Reese exhibits regularly through the traditional gallery system and the broader reaching visibility of public art. Recent notable exhibits include Sprawl! Drawing Outside The Lines, The High Museum Of Atlanta, The Shape Of A Pocket, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta GA, SCORE: Artist In Overtime, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Atlanta GA and E-Merge, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA. His latest commission “A Force Proportional To Their Masses” is a public art installation honoring African Americans in aviation past, present and future. This can be seen at The Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center in Atlanta, GA.
Reese’s work is also featured in selected private and public collections including; The High Museum, Clark Atlanta University, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta Office Of Cultural Affairs and Agnes Scott College.