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Nathaniel Mary Quinn

October 1–November 21, 2020
Davies Street, London

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Installation view Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view with Nathaniel Mary Quinn, No Wedding, No Cake; No Prom, No Date (2020) Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Installation view with Nathaniel Mary Quinn, No Wedding, No Cake; No Prom, No Date (2020)

Artwork © Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Prudence Cummings Associates

Works Exhibited

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, No Wedding, No Cake; No Prom, No Date, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, and gouache on linen canvas over wood panel, 48 × 48 inches (121.9 × 121.9 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, No Wedding, No Cake; No Prom, No Date, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, and gouache on linen canvas over wood panel, 48 × 48 inches (121.9 × 121.9 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Three Months In, 2020 Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, and oil pastel on Coventry vellum paper, 50 × 38 inches (127 × 96.5 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Three Months In, 2020

Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, and oil pastel on Coventry vellum paper, 50 × 38 inches (127 × 96.5 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Ultra Black, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, soft pastel, black charcoal, and gouache on linen canvas, 48 × 48 inches (121.9 × 121.9 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Ultra Black, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, soft pastel, black charcoal, and gouache on linen canvas, 48 × 48 inches (121.9 × 121.9 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Crash Crash, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, black charcoal, soft pastel, and gouache on wood panel, 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Crash Crash, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, black charcoal, soft pastel, and gouache on wood panel, 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, A Good Day, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, and oil pastel on linen canvas over wood panel, 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, A Good Day, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, and oil pastel on linen canvas over wood panel, 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Lunch, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, and gouache on linen canvas, 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.94 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Lunch, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, and gouache on linen canvas, 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.94 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Pig Target, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, and oil pastel on linen canvas over wood panel, 36 × 36 inches (91.4 × 91.4 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Pig Target, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, and oil pastel on linen canvas over wood panel, 36 × 36 inches (91.4 × 91.4 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Mr. Nightmare, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, soft pastel, gouache, and black charcoal on linen canvas over wood panel, 36 × 36 inches (91.4 × 91.4 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Mr. Nightmare, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, soft pastel, gouache, and black charcoal on linen canvas over wood panel, 36 × 36 inches (91.4 × 91.4 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Utica Avenue, 2020 Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, soft pastel, and gouache on linen canvas, 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm)© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Utica Avenue, 2020

Oil paint, paint stick, oil pastel, soft pastel, and gouache on linen canvas, 20 × 20 inches (50.8 × 50.8 cm)
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Rob McKeever

About

I have always been interested in the ways that different groups of people view one another: how they internalize their own identities, how others perceive them, and how their own self-perceptions are physically expressed. Working with portraiture during this tumultuous and historic time, as we reckon with racial discrimination and violence in the midst of a global pandemic, requires me to consider these perceptions in an entirely new way.
—Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Gagosian is pleased to present new paintings and works on paper by Nathaniel Mary Quinn. This will be his first solo presentation with the gallery in London, and will include additional works online to coincide with this year’s virtual edition of Frieze London.

At Davies Street, Quinn will present a selection of paintings, as well as Three Months In (2020), his largest work on paper to date. With its wide plate glass window, this storefront exhibition space will act as the artist’s “solo booth” for Frieze London, while the Gagosian Quarterly online will present a time-lapse video documenting him making one of the exhibited paintings earlier this year, with added commentary from the artist about his process.

While Quinn’s portraits may resemble collages, they are actually rendered in oil paint, charcoal, gouache, oil stick, pastel, and gold leaf. He begins with a vision—a flash of a face from his past—that he feels compelled to translate into reality. Collecting images from magazines, newspapers, comics, and advertisements, he reimagines them as purely aesthetic snippets detached from their original contexts, before methodically reproducing each one by hand. Using the Surrealist strategy of the cadavre exquis, Quinn covers parts of his own composition with construction paper as he works, so that no existing section influences the appearance of the next. As with his Surrealist forebears, this composite approach focuses on the nuances of the subconscious, coaxing forth repressed emotions.

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Davies Street, London

17–19 Davies Street
London W1K 3DE

+44 20 7493 3020
london@gagosian.com

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10–6 by appointment

In the interest of public health, please read the new guidelines for visiting the Davies Street gallery.

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Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Ike Edeani

Art Fair

Frieze London Online
Nathaniel Mary Quinn

October 7–16, 2020

Gagosian is pleased to present new works by Nathaniel Mary Quinn for the online edition of Frieze London. A suite of drawings by Quinn will premiere concurrently on the Gagosian website and in the Frieze Viewing RoomIn addition, a selection of paintings and a large-scale work on paper will be on view at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, through November 21. With its wide plate glass window, this storefront exhibition space will act as the artist’s “solo booth” for Frieze London.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Ike Edeani