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23 April 1993 —
23 May 1993

John Reynolds:
Eureka School

John Reynolds, Detesto el enigmatico simbolismo de los testiculos del toro del Guernica, 1993 (installation view). Mixed media.
John Reynolds, Eureka School, 1993 (installation view). Acrylic, wax/oil, crayon on seven panels. 2440mm x 1220mm each.
John Reynolds, Duende, 1993 (installation view). Acrylic, wax/oil, crayon triptych. 2440mm x 1200mm each.
John Reynolds, Eureka School, 1993 (installation view). Acrylic, wax/oil, crayon on seven panels. 2440mm x 1220mm each.
John Reynolds, Capricio Espagnol (left), 1993 (installation view), graphite on burnt plywood. The Gardens of Spain (right), 1993 (installation view). Ink on canvas.

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Recently in Madrid for the opening of the Distance Looks Our Way exhibition, John Reynolds relished the opportunity not only to spend time with Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’, Velasquez’s Las Meninas and the Prado’s collection of Romanesque frescoes, but also to experience the culture that found such eloquent expression in the works of Cervantes and Frederico Garcia Lorca.

This exhibition, formed around the large work Eureka School, is a synthesis of that inspiration and the deep encounter with Islamic artforms in Moorish Andalusia in southern Spain.

Ultimately this work is a contemplation of the process of revelation, recognition and discovery. ‘To believe’, as Wallace Stevens puts it, ‘without belief, beyond belief.’

Press

→ Acclaimed artist shows work, Howick & Pakuranga Times, 26-04-1993
→ ARTBEAT, Sunday Star, 25-04-1993
→ Esoteric imagery from old Spain, New Zealand Herald, 06-05-1993

Ephemera

→ John Reynolds: Eureka School, 1993, catalogue
→ John Reynolds: Eureka School, 1993, exhibition card

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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