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Friday, April 26, 2013

Artist's reception Friday, May 3, at Reynolds Fine Art in New Haven

Reynolds Fine Art
96 Orange St., New Haven, (203) 498-2200
Horizons: New Work by Robert Reynolds
May 3—Jun. 4, 2013.
Artist Reception: Fri., May 3, 5—8 p.m.

Press release from Reynolds Fine Art

Reynolds Fine Art is pleased to present Horizons, new work by gallery owner and namesake, Robert Reynolds. Stemming from numerous visits to the Netherlands, Reynolds’s new body of oil paintings and monoprints boasts vivid Dutch landscapes as its subject. Horizons will be on view from May 3 through Jun. 4; an artist's reception is scheduled for Fri., May 3, from 5—8 p.m.

Robert Reynolds: "Giethoorn, Netherlands"

The unique, tabletop flatness of this region sparked the artist’s curiosity when he noticed a recurring, and often over looked, feature that was unavoidable in each vista: the horizon. Thus, Reynolds was prompted to investigate the idea of the horizon in history and how we experience it everyday, whether we realize it or not. Questions such as if this line acts as a joiner or a divider between heaven and earth motivated the artist and come through each work to evoke feelings of longing and wonder in the viewer. These works challenge the mundane concept of a horizon line to become a desire to know the unknowable and mystery of the distance.

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