David Quinn : White line series

31 Aug 2017 – 13 Oct 2017
Solstice Arts Centre

Solstice Arts Centre is delighted to present white line series, an exhibition of new paintings by Wicklow-based artist David Quinn. The white line series is an exploration of line, space and surface. The lines are incised with an oil pencil or cutting tool into carefully prepared surfaces. Quinn used a ruler to make the lines, so any deviation or variation in the line is a result of the uneven support or his unsteady hand. The pieces that feature in this exhibition are purely abstract in that they are not paintings of something else, nor are they metaphors or exercises in self-expression.

Curated by Sabina Mac Mahon, the exhibition is accompanied by an In Conversation event with David Quinn and editor, critic and broadcaster Niall MacMonagle, who will talk to David about his recent work and painting process. Saturday 7 October 2017, 2pm. Admission free, no booking required.

David Quinn studied Visual Communications at DIT Mountjoy Square from 1989 to 1993 and has exhibited regularly since 1995. Recent exhibitions include Start Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London with Gibbons & Nicholas; blank, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast (2016); seam (2015) and dunkelbunt (2014), Taylor Galleries, Dublin; and group shows Small, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (2017) and two birds / one stone, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (2016). Public collections include Bank of Ireland; Hôtel de Crillon, Paris; Electric Ireland; OPW / State Art Collection; AIB Corporate Banking; Eaton Corporation; and the Morrison Hotel. Quinn lives and works in Co. Wicklow.

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