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Patrick Jolley


Reynold Reynolds

American, b. 1966

Untitled (Girl at Mantel/Sitting Room Fire) from the series Burn

C-type print
49 x 49 x 1.75 in.
Gift of Lehman and Lewis Family

Untitled, 2002 is still photograph taken from a collaborative film by Reynolds Reynolds and Patrick Jolley titled Burn. In this still, and the film, the protagonists treat the fire as a mild annoyance, indifferent to the disaster that is engulfing them. The film is comic in a world-weary, Beckett-like way. It is also strangely engrossing—in the burning interior survival seems incidental, the characters accepting as much as unaware. There is no sense of panic or shock, but rather a humorous, wry understanding of the refusal to see the unpalatable truths of the human condition.

Reynold Reynolds is a filmmaker and visual artist whose work examines themes of transformation, consumption and decay. Primarily working with 16 mm film and Super 8 mm, Reynolds’ practice is provocative, using physicality and psychology to portray disturbing themes. He draws heavily from philosophy and science, applying experimental science to his filmmaking.

Patrick Jolley was an Irish visual artist engaging in film, photography and installation. He was profoundly interested in the ordinary and exposing its proximity to the horrific. Imbued with a dark sense of humor, Jolley’s work features absurd characters existing within violent, horrific, and at times, impossible narratives. Notably, Jolley’s work did not engage in the virtual, instead he utilized handcrafted effects and environments as part of his practice.

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