Mark Reynolds Exhibition at Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

Mark Reynolds will have a solo exhibition at Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University

A Marriage of Art and Math:
Artwork Inspired by Dual Platonic Solids

26 January through 23 April 2023
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

From the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum Press Release—
“Mark A. Reynolds has worked with graphite, pen and ink, watercolor, pastel, and other drawing media for over thirty years, developing interpretations of principles found in Euclidean and philosophical geometry. This exhibition consists of drawings and watercolors recently donated to the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum by the artist. These are part of Reynold’s decades-long “Phi Series” of artworks which involve geometry of the Golden Section. They utilize a discovery made by Hollins professor emeritus Dr. Stephen Wassell that involves relationships found between two of the five Platonic Solids: the dodecahedron and the icosahedron. Reynolds explains, “Part of the joy I experienced when I began to make these works was in the fact that no one, to my knowledge, had ever realized (or at least documented) that these relationships were present, waiting to be found in the ancient and revered Five Platonic Solids.”

This exhibition and its related programs are sponsored in part by the city of Roanoke through the Roanoke Arts Commission.”