LA JOLLA, CA.- Quint Contemporary Art
announced a summer series of short exhibitions. A large portion of the gallery is under renovation and the gallery is using a portion of their space to introduce new artists, and showcase artists they have worked with in the past.
The first exhibition, which opened July 21st focuses on new figurative paintings by Los Angeles-based artist John Millei. An abstract painter who up until recently had not used the figurative in his paintings, John Millei is now ready to explore painting built out of abstract marks that in the end come together to resemble a human head. The portraits are unrecognizable as any particular person and the colors do not relate to human flesh. Portraits of You are paintings that render the world metaphorically, in which scale is discontinuous, space is abstract, and form more idealized.
On August 10th and continuing through August 25th the gallery showcases works on paper by artist Kim MacConnel, spanning ten years from 1973 to 1982. These pieces are gouache on paper studies of MacConnels large-scale fabric paintings and large scale paintings. The works on paper stand-alone as exquisite examples of MacConnels interest in pattern and design.
Starting August 28th the gallery will present a group of works on paper that will include work by Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Joe Goode, Robert Irwin, Sol Lewitt, Ed Moses and David Reed.