Alan Reynolds / A Small Retrospective
February 14 – April 18, 2019

Alan Reynolds / The Village Fair (1952)

Annely Juda Fine Art is pleased to present a retrospective of works by Alan Reynolds from 1951 to 2014, showing his journey as an artist from early figurative landscapes via later abstract paintings to white reliefs.

It is not unusual for an artist to find his true voice mid-life. Barnett Newman claimed that he finished his ‘first painting’ on his fifty-third birthday, having already been painting for a quarter of a century. Perhaps especially for artists growing up after the first revolutions of modern art, there was a need to feel their way forward among a confusion of options. This is more unusual in the case of an artist, such as Alan Reynolds, who is loudly celebrated from the outset and who then turns his back on popularity, quietly to pursue his inner convictions; he spent his lifetime investigating the interplay between horizontal and vertical, shadow and light.

 

Alan Reynolds / Lyric Abstract (1958-59)

Alan Reynolds / Yellow, Green and Black Forms (1959)

Alan Reynolds / The Poet Goes Poaching (1951)

Alan Reynolds / Untitled (1959)

Alan Reynolds / Forms Red, Green and Orange (1960)

Alan Reynolds / Crystalline Landscape (1958)

Alan Reynolds / Forms on Dark Ovoid c.1962

Alan Reynolds / Structure – July (1964)

For fifty years Alan Reynolds has been described as an abstract or ‘concrete’ artist. At the beginning of his career he was often referred to as a landscape painter, from which his later abstract paintings developed. However, in 1967 he abandoned painting entirely and began to create constructed reliefs, which led him to make only white reliefs, tonal drawings and woodcuts for the last forty years of his life.

 

Alan Reynolds / Relief (1962)

Alan Reynolds / Modular Construction (1977-1979)

Alan Reynolds / Poised Forms (Mini) (1972)

Alan Reynolds / Sirenes – Hommage a Debussy No.II (1968)

Alan Reynolds / Blue Structure (1976), Modular Study (103) (1997)

Alan Reynolds / Modular Study – Mirror 3 1984

Alan Reynolds / Structures – Group IV (16) (2000), Structure No.1 W.E (1977)

This exhibition includes work from 1951, the beginning of his career, and goes up to Reynolds’s last works from 2014. Some of the works in this exhibition have never been shown before and the artist’s development to become more and more abstract can be followed through the work over the years. The exhibition is separated between the two floors of the gallery with the earlier, more figurative and abstract paintings on the third floor and the later reliefs, drawings and prints on the fourth floor.

 

Alan Reynolds / A Small Retrospective: Works from 1951-2014
February 14 – April 18, 2019 / Annely Juda Fine Art
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