ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY, New York, NY announces the representation of the estate of JEANNE REYNAL and a survey exhibition, Mosaic is Light: Work by Jeanne Reynal, 1940 - 1970 at 40 Great Jones Street, NYC. JANUARY 28 - APRIL 10, 2021
This major retrospective is the first opportunity to fully examine Reynal’s significant contribution to post-World War II American art. On view will be work from the early 1940s through the 1970s, including works on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Sculpture Garden. Jeanne Reynal (1903 – 1983) was a mosaicist, and a first-generation New York School artist. She challenged expectations of the medium by creating, as she described, “a new art of mosaic, a contemporary and fresh look for this ancient medium.” Her work was largely abstract, and she was dedicated to the ways in which hand-cut stones and glass tiles, set on a bias, could reflect and create light across a surface. She applied tesserae (the tiles, stone, and shells she used to
construct her mosaics) in loose formations, to a ground of pigmented cement. Her work was often subtle and painterly.
Timed reservations are required for MOSAIC IS LIGHT. Appointments can be scheduled Tuesday-Saturday between 10:00am-6:00pm at 40 Great Jones Street.
Please note we allow up to two people per appointment.
Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. Hand sanitizer will be available in the gallery.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.998.3727 with any questions.