Dorothy Napangardi / John Reynolds


This show places the paintings of Dorothy Napangardi and John Reynolds in conversation.

Art Exhibition previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 07 March 2009 to Saturday 25 April 2009

Published by Institute of Modern Art on Wednesday 11 March 2009.
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An experimental Warlpiri artist from Mini Mina, Napangardi paints her country without recourse to traditional family iconography, inventing her own language to portray her country. Her paintings are filigrees of dotted lines that optically expand and contract, collide and implode. ‘Her view is constantly changing: one painting giving an aerial perspective; the next being as if she has placed a microscope to the ground.’ Auckland painter John Reynolds is known for his drawing-based paintings, many of which present fields of broken lines. Reynolds is known for mashing abstraction and language, conflating history painting and landscape, interweaving the ‘primitive’ and the digital, and playing on withheld meaning. [image: John Reynolds]