January 23 to March 13, 2016
Ampersand is pleased to present Pilgrimage, a solo exhibition of paintings by Victoria Reynolds. Her new works on paper feel grounded in symmetry and pattern, yet are made with a process that emphasizes a free hand and a point of departure that is free of association. Her practice of considered repetition over an extended period of time runs counter to an age when imagery can be attained with little to no effort or production time. The paintings have not simply been printed, sampled or reconstituted, a point emphasized by Reynolds because the essence of each image, their illusion of perfection, is built slowly from foundation to finish as an extension of the artist’s temperament. The resultant meaning of her paintings, however, is not diaristic. Instead, the harmony of her forms allude to unspecified moods and memories triggered by varying shades of hue and color, what she considers a type of color psychology that is openly transformed by the response of each new viewer.
Reynolds currently lives and works in Georgia. Her paintings have be shown in several solo and group exhibitions, including Surrender Flag at Ampersand in summer of 2014.
The exhibition also coincides with the release of Pattern No. 2, an ongoing series of books published through our gallery imprint for which artists and thinkers are invited to create, collect and converse about patterns. For this second installment, Reynolds has created a series of 25 small gesso and acrylic paintings on paper, each of which are available here.
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Gesso and acrylic on paper
19 1/2 x 16 in.
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