Getting Intimate With Christina Quarles' Figurative Paintings

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GALLERYPLATFORM.LA's Artist Visit video series takes audiences into the studios of Los Angeles' up and coming artists.

Title: Artist Visit - Christina Quarels
Produced by: Reza Monahan Studio
Edited by: Cal Crawford
Originally Published: May 14, 2020
Video courtesy of Christina Quarels, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Gallery Association Los Angeles (GALA)

During this visit, Christina runs through her daily rituals in the studio, including what she’s listening to, her gravitation towards the “alien” matter of acrylic paint, and what it means to paint bodies and interactions today.

GALLERYPLATFORM.LA is a project of Gallery Association Los Angeles (GALA) formed to serve the dynamic Los Angeles art community with weekly rotating gallery viewing rooms and original editorial content.

About the Series
As part of an ongoing series, GALLERYPLATFORM.LA is working with artists to show how the pandemic is effecting their work.

About the Artist
Artist Christina Quarles is widely recognized for her dynamic approach to challenging limits via perspective and space—often within the larger context of identity and representation.


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