R.H. QuaytmanOpening September 22
On September 22, an exhibition featuring two recent series of paintings by R.H. Quaytman (American/Irish, b. 1961) will open in the Gallery. Since 2001, Quaytman’s artistic output has been modeled on the structure of a book. Each body of work is a “chapter” in an on-going investigation of the history of image making. Quaytman combines painted and silk-screened images on wood panels to create densely layered compositions that shift between abstraction and figuration. Organized and designed with the artist, the presentation will include works from two chapters in Glenstone’s collection. Morning: Chapter 30, 2016 is a panoramic painting responding to a fraught moment in US political history. The Sun Does Not Move: Chapter 35, 2019 explores Quaytman’s relationship to Łódź, Poland, the city from which the artist’s grandfather emigrated, and to models of abstraction developed in Eastern Europe under communism.
Courtesy: the artist