Leah Reynolds : my new haunt

My New Haunt by Leah Reynolds
artist reception
Saturday, February 7, 2015
4 - 6 PM
Friday, February 6, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Heavybubble is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Leah Reynolds: hauntingly beautiful and luminous. 

A visible structure underpins the mystical and magical moments in this installation. Leah uses simple materials to construct her work, pieces of everyday culture — plastic straws and binder clips, thread and cheesecloth.

Her thoughtfully placed constructions take us on a surreal journey informed by nature and mathematics.

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Leah Reynolds will be gallery sitting on the following dates.

Fridays, noon - 4 pm
February 13, 27 and March 13
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The meaning of the title includes both uses of the word haunt: As a noun it refers to the physical/psychic place that I inhabit while working on a particular project.

When used as a transitive verb, it is meant to signify the thing that haunts me. In this case not a ghost, but a very specific ten year old boy who has endured difficult times.   My daughter’s half-brother came to live with us during the time that this new work was being made. Learning how to accommodate one another also means dealing with the effects of trauma and abuse. It can be like experiencing unpredicted, violent weather.  The production of this installation has been both my response and my refuge.  


Artist Talk
Sunday, February 22
2 - 3 PM


The growth and accretion of forms over time; motion real and implied are some elements in this installation. This is a continuing thread that runs through past work such as my series of zoetropes  and a piece based on the wheel of Theodorus. An interest in beehive construction led me to various complex geometric forms which led to Buckminster Fuller and geodesic domes. I decided I wanted to make one and started this series of sculptures. The materials include plastic straws, wooden dowels, fabric coated with rabbit skin glue and a turntable. I have also included some paired photograph constructions. These play with shifting perceptions of what we see before us.

My New Haunt, a site specific installation by Leah Reynolds
110 CHURCH gallery
110 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106