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Paul Reynolds and Rod Heiss

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The current show at The Art Barn’s Finch Lane and Park galleries is a well-chosen presentation of two complementary artists, Paul Reynolds and Rod Heiss. Their works demonstrate two extremes of abstract art—both structurally and in scope of meaning.

Paul Reynolds shows a series of uninhibited abstract paintings, using dense brushwork and vague iconography, allowing for a broad range of aesthetic content. His heavily worked canvases speak through symbolism and contrasts, connecting with the viewer in an emotive and visceral approach. “Phalanges” (2009) is a good example of this.

The sculptures of Rod Heiss might exemplify an opposite end of the abstract spectrum. His creations are more ordered and structured. Most are about 6 feet tall and 1 or 2 feet wide, on a human scale, such as “Peace” (2009, pictured). They are meticulously and precisely constructed of wood, steel and glass, the materials organized for a reception by the viewer that is rational and cognitive. These polarities of abstraction are worth investigating this month.

Paul Reynolds & Rod Heiss @ The Art Barn, 1340 E. 100 South, 801-596-5000, through April 9.

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