John Reynolds – UNTITLED (Catastrophes…) – 2-26 May, 2023
On the dead limb
squats a crow –
John Reynolds’ recent paintings strike a foreboding tone, ‘as if a storm were coming.’
The works suggest a painting is itself a catastrophe of sorts.
There’s a fragmentation and disquiet at play with a bright nervosity and an arc of breezy fatalism.
Despite this pungency the works seemingly clamour to achieve a redemptive and threadbare opulence.