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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. These works will premiere simultaneously on the Frieze Viewing Room.

Quinn’s “enhanced performance drawings” are created with both hands simultaneously and “enhanced” with colorful swipes and swaths of gouache and soft pastels. For the ambidextrous Quinn, the technique behind these works is a full-body performance in itself that expands upon his already spontaneous act of rendering visions—yet the end result is surprisingly representational. Depicting complete faces rather than patchwork body parts, these haunting portraits slip in and out of focus through a murky haze of black charcoal. Drawing is a foundational aspect of Quinn’s practice; raw, visceral, and intimately scaled, his works on paper inform the affective power and compositional rhythm of his larger paintings.

In addition, a presentation of paintings and a large-scale work on paper by Quinn is concurrently 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, 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.

For more information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Ike Edeani

Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Photo: Ike Edeani

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Show Me the Signs

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Show Me the Signs is an online benefit auction hosted by Artfizz to support the families of Black women killed by the police. Over 100 artists have created pieces in the form of protest signs for the auction, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the African American Policy Forum’s #SayHerName Mothers Network. Work by Louise Bonnet, Piero Golia, Meleko Mokgosi, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Nancy Rubins is included. To register to bid, visit artfizz.com.

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Cecily Brown, Giuseppe Penone, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn in
100 Drawings from Now

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Drawing Center, New York
drawingcenter.org

The benefit exhibition 100 Drawings from Now features drawings made by an international group of artists since early 2020, providing a snapshot of artistic production during the period of profound global unrest that has resulted from the ongoing health and economic crises, as well as the surge of activism in response to systemic racism, social injustice, and police brutality in the United States. Together, the donated works spotlight the urgency, intimacy, and universality of drawing during moments of upheaval and isolation. Proceeds from the sales will support the Drawing Center and the artists. Work by Cecily Brown, Giuseppe Penone, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn is included.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Treasure Hunt #2, 2020 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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