FOCUS: Ged Quinn

April 4, 2012 - July 7, 2012
Ged Quinn, Ouranophobia (detail), 2012 

Ged Quinn
Ouranophobia (detail), 2012 
Oil on canvas
104 1/8 x 78 3/4 x 2inches (264.5 x 200 x 5cm)
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

April 22, 2012 - July 1, 2012

Ged Quinn’s paintings combine landscapes in the vein of Claude Lorrain with fragments of history, art history, and mythology. The works are awe-inspiring in their combination of painterly skills and provocative conceptual strains. In Quinn’s work, sublime backgrounds meet broken-down foregrounds, and at all turns utopian ideals are acknowledged and critiqued. Death, deceit, and decay are also dragged into the frame.

Ged Quinn (b. 1963 in Liverpool, England) lives and works in Cornwall, England. His work has been included in numerous solo exhibitions, including Somebody’s Coming That Hates Us, Wilkinson Gallery, London, England (2010); The Heavenly Machine, Spike Island, Bristol, England (2005); and Utopia Dystopia, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England (2004). Notable past group exhibitions include The Witching Hour, Water Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Leverkusen, Germany (2010); Lust for Life and Dance of Death, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2010); Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, England (2010), and State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersberg, Russia (2009–10); Made Up, Liverpool Biennale, Tate Liverpool, England (2008); Collezionami 2, Biennale of Southern Italy, Bari, Puglia (2006); and The Real Ideal, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield, England (2005).

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Ged Quinn,  Ouranophobia, 2012 

Ged Quinn
Ouranophobia, 2012 
Oil on canvas
104 1/8 x 78 3/4 x 2inches (264.5 x 200 x 5cm)
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Ged Quinn
Ouranophobia (detail), 2012 
Oil on canvas
104 1/8 x 78 3/4 x 2inches (264.5 x 200 x 5cm)
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London