Glenstone Museum’s Fall 2022 Exhibitions to Include Presentations by R.H. Quaytman and Wade Guyton
POTOMAC, MD, July 13, 2022 – Glenstone Museum announced today that its fall 2022 exhibition schedule will feature a presentation by R.H. Quaytman (American/Irish, b. 1961) and an installation of recent paintings by Wade Guyton (American, b. 1972). This will be the first time each artist has exhibited at Glenstone.
On September 22, an exhibition featuring two recent series of paintings by R.H. Quaytman 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 conceptualized as a “chapter” in an on-going investigation of the history of image making and is often linked to the specific time and place of its first exhibition. 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.
In October, Glenstone will present Untitled (2020–21), a suite of 26 paintings by Wade Guyton in the Pavilions. Known for modifying and intentionally misusing consumer technology—devices such as inkjet printers, scanners, and mobile phones—Guyton creates drawings, large-scale paintings, and sculptures that combine painterly gesture with digital mark-making. Guyton started this group of paintings in March of 2020, capturing the collective isolation, confusion and social upheaval that pervaded the first year of the pandemic as he worked alone in his New York studio. Images include canvases lying on the floor of his studio on the Bowery, news from the New York Times website, the deinstallation of his retrospective at the Museum Ludwig, and a thermometer showing the artist’s temperature. The paintings will initially be exhibited as two stacks mimicking the method of storage in his studio. The installation will condense the narrative energy of the paintings and heighten their sculptural presence. An opening date is forthcoming.
“Both of these two influential artists have stretched the boundaries of painting in recent decades. Quaytman looks for connections to bygone eras and distant places, while Guyton focuses on the relentless churn of information that renders news and technological innovations—including his own—instantly obsolete,” said Emily Wei Rales, director and co-founder of Glenstone. “We thank them for the opportunity to share their genre-defying and thought-provoking works with our visitors.”
Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is integrated into nearly 300 acres of gently rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland in Montgomery County, Maryland, less than 15 miles from the heart of Washington, D.C. Established by the not-for-profit Glenstone Foundation, the museum opened in 2006 and provides a contemplative, intimate setting for experiencing iconic works of art and architecture within a natural environment. The museum includes its original building, the Gallery, as well as additional structures opened in its 2018 expansion: the Arrival Hall (LEED platinum), the Pavilions, and the Café (both LEED gold).
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