June 21-27 2008 Vol 214 No 3554
Shapeshifter by Sally Blundell

John Reynolds is not an artist who succumbs to habit or easy labels.

He didn't say what sort of hat. Just - "I'll be wearing a hat." Enough said. The brown straw fedora - jaunty, 50s cool - was hard to miss.

"It's that shonky Miami Frank Sinatra thing - a certain kind of affectation and a tiny tremor of gravitas. If you get a bunch of people saying, ‘Who are you?' I can say, ‘I'm the man in the hat.'"

John Reynolds - printmaker, sculptor, photographer, performer, painter, man in a hat. A mid-career artist cheerfully side-stepping easy labels. full article here.