The Gagosian is pleased to present Hollow and Cut, new paintings and works on paper by Nathaniel Mary Quinn. This is his first exhibition with the gallery.
Quinn’s composite portraits probe the relationship between perception and memory. He rejects the notion of documentary portraiture; instead of depicting physical likeness, he illuminates subconscious aspects of the human psyche, coaxing forth manifestations of innate and repressed emotions.
While Quinn’s portraits might resemble collages, they are actually rendered by hand with oil paint, charcoal, gouache, oil stick, pastels, and gold leaf. He begins with a vision—a vague flash of a face from his past—that he feels viscerally compelled to translate into reality. To do so, he collects images from fashion magazines, newspapers, advertising, and comics, reconceptualizing the snippets as purely aesthetic imagery before methodically redrawing and repainting each one. In an impulse akin to the parlor game cadavre exquis, Quinn covers parts of his own composition with construction paper as he goes, so that no existing section influences the appearance of the next. Only when the work is complete does he remove the paper—revealing a visually disjointed yet psychologically unified portrait or figure whose genesis echoes the extemporaneity of human memory.
456 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
September 11– October 19, 2019
Abstractions is the debut solo exhibition of painter Eric Sanders, featuring a bold body of abstract paintings that drawing upon a reservoir of untapped creativity that he built up over thirty years working solely in the business world. Now retired from entrepreneurship, Sanders has made a 180º turn to devote his entire life to the arts, his original passion. Abstractions will premiere 40 abstract works on canvas along 40 digital artworks, some incorporating mixed media, and all created in an aesthetic flow specifically for this show.
The Art of Bloom, an immersive and interactive experience centered on the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, opens to the public on July 24, 2019 and runs through September 29, 2019 at the Edison Theatre in downtown Long Beach. Designed in collaboration with Tokyo- and LA-based design firm Daikoku Design Institute, in addition to being open for regular exhibition visits, a full line-up of events and activations will take place from July to September, allowing visitors to more fully engage with the installation and participate in a series of truly unique experiences. Regular tickets for The Art of Bloom are available now at: www.theartofbloom.com. Ticket prices are $24 for adults and $12 for children ages 4-12.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live family holiday spectacular to Los Angeles with four unforgettable performances. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is both a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Four Performances Include: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets: http://cirqueproductions.com/tickets/