Christina Quarles Catalog
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Los Angeles–based artist Christina Quarles paints bodies that are subjected not only to the weight and gravity of the physical world but also to the pleasures and pressures of the social realm. This book features paintings and drawings from throughout Quarles’s career. Working mostly in acrylic, the artist populates her canvases with ambiguous figures whose limbs, torsos, and faces merge with familiar domestic objects made strange through unexpected color choices and experimental gestures. Quarles’s work explores the universal experience of existing within a body, as well as the ways race, gender, and sexuality intersect to form complex identities.
Curator Grace Deveney’s illuminating insights into Quarles’s work reinforce its power and vitality and illuminate why this young painter is making waves in the contemporary art world.
Softcover, 100 pages with 58 color illustrations.
Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.5 in.