Join MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson for a walkthrough of the exhibition R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30. Consisting primarily of oil painting and silkscreen on precisely constructed wood panels, Quaytman’s expansive project is organized into site-specific exhibitions that she calls “chapters.” A point of departure for Quaytman’s newest cycle of paintings, Morning: Chapter 30, is Michael Heizer’s seminal earthwork Double Negative (1969-70), in MOCA’s collection. As a painter whose works are exclusively site-specific—all produced in response to institutional, geographic, or discursive sites and their related subjects—Quaytman is rigorously engaged in a process of excavation as she digs out histories that are often underrepresented or marginal and, through the sheer beauty of her paintings, compels us to look.
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 7pm
Join MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson for a walkthrough of the exhibition R. H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30.