R.H. Quaytman

September 2022—September 2023
A long painting, many panels wide, stretches across a white gallery wall.


Since 2001, R.H. Quaytman’s (b. 1961) artistic output has been modeled on the structure of a book. Each body of work is a “chapter” in an ongoing 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, Glenstone presented an exhibition featuring two of Quaytman’s chapters in the Gallery building. 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.

Exhibition Preview

    • The Sun Does Not Move, Chapter 35
      R.H. Quaytman
      The Sun Does Not Move, Chapter 35, 2019
      Quaytman 2019
    • Morning, Chapter 30
      R.H. Quaytman
      Morning, Chapter 30, 2016
      Quaytman 2016