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James Reineking

The James Reineking exhibition at the Quay Gallery reveals a consistent development in his art. He has almost abandoned the moire-causing veil which represented the humming sound emanating from within as a visual symbol, the single draped veil in this show being attached to a tube coming out diagonally from the wall, and the veil coming out of a curving slot in the tube rather than the tube hanging in the veil. The tubes are no longer metal but plastic; the ends reveal a thickness whereas the metal tubes had presented no evidence of real substance to the edge and had thus appeared diagrammatic. The change is in the direction of making the sculpture even more certainly a real thing; the artist’s search for a way out of the thicket of illusions and illusionary devices which have been the tricks of the trade since the recognition of perspective has led him to sculpture with sound in searching

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