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