Selected works by Quentin Curry

Quentin Curry
Available

2005

oil and stone dust on panel

182.9 x 244.8cm
Quentin Curry describes his work as “exploring the personal epic through painting”. Curry`s large-scale landscapes visually narrate scenes from everyday life, suggesting a poetic transience where reality and imagination interpenetrate, creating sublime moments of self-realisation or affirmation. Rendered with a broody, yet unmuddled palette, Curry’s paintings of the exterior world become open metaphors for interior projection and contemplation; his images of industrial wasteland, a waterfall, or a simple view through a window imbue the humble and forlorn with a quiet, rarefied beauty. Curry evokes the layered perceptions of his work through a unique painting process of mixing stone dust with enamel paint. Covering the surface of his canvas with a ‘screen’ of porous fabric, Curry applies the paint in thick impasto and then peels the fabric away, leaving a heavily textured image where the paint has been 'pressed' through the holes. Building up his images through a process of adding and removing these layers, Curry¹s images gain a pixelated effect conjuring both the virtuality of digitised media and the weathered look of ancient frescoes. Through his distinctive aesthetic, Curry’s introspective paintings describe contemporary experience with a timeless spirituality; his surfaces transforming into figurative microcosms, with each tiny dot becoming a diffused entity both isolated and compounded within the whole. In the vein of traditional American landscape painters such as Thomas Cole or Frederick Church, the heightened expanses of Curry’s tableaux convey a sensibility of Milton Avery. Curry endows the modern landscape with a similar awe and solitude, evoking a sense of discovery and promise with an eloquent poignancy.
Quentin Curry
New York Riches

2005

oil and stone dust on panel

203 x 152cm
Quentin Curry describes his work as “exploring the personal epic through painting”. Curry`s large-scale landscapes visually narrate scenes from everyday life, suggesting a poetic transience where reality and imagination interpenetrate, creating sublime moments of self-realisation or affirmation. Rendered with a broody, yet unmuddled palette, Curry’s paintings of the exterior world become open metaphors for interior projection and contemplation; his images of industrial wasteland, a waterfall, or a simple view through a window imbue the humble and forlorn with a quiet, rarefied beauty. Curry evokes the layered perceptions of his work through a unique painting process of mixing stone dust with enamel paint. Covering the surface of his canvas with a ‘screen’ of porous fabric, Curry applies the paint in thick impasto and then peels the fabric away, leaving a heavily textured image where the paint has been 'pressed' through the holes. Building up his images through a process of adding and removing these layers, Curry¹s images gain a pixelated effect conjuring both the virtuality of digitised media and the weathered look of ancient frescoes. Through his distinctive aesthetic, Curry’s introspective paintings describe contemporary experience with a timeless spirituality; his surfaces transforming into figurative microcosms, with each tiny dot becoming a diffused entity both isolated and compounded within the whole. In the vein of traditional American landscape painters such as Thomas Cole or Frederick Church, the heightened expanses of Curry’s tableaux convey a sensibility of Milton Avery. Curry endows the modern landscape with a similar awe and solitude, evoking a sense of discovery and promise with an eloquent poignancy.
Quentin Curry
Vision Quest

2005

oil and stone dust on panel

183 x 203cm
Quentin Curry describes his work as “exploring the personal epic through painting”. Curry`s large-scale landscapes visually narrate scenes from everyday life, suggesting a poetic transience where reality and imagination interpenetrate, creating sublime moments of self-realisation or affirmation. Rendered with a broody, yet unmuddled palette, Curry’s paintings of the exterior world become open metaphors for interior projection and contemplation; his images of industrial wasteland, a waterfall, or a simple view through a window imbue the humble and forlorn with a quiet, rarefied beauty. Curry evokes the layered perceptions of his work through a unique painting process of mixing stone dust with enamel paint. Covering the surface of his canvas with a ‘screen’ of porous fabric, Curry applies the paint in thick impasto and then peels the fabric away, leaving a heavily textured image where the paint has been 'pressed' through the holes. Building up his images through a process of adding and removing these layers, Curry¹s images gain a pixelated effect conjuring both the virtuality of digitised media and the weathered look of ancient frescoes. Through his distinctive aesthetic, Curry’s introspective paintings describe contemporary experience with a timeless spirituality; his surfaces transforming into figurative microcosms, with each tiny dot becoming a diffused entity both isolated and compounded within the whole. In the vein of traditional American landscape painters such as Thomas Cole or Frederick Church, the heightened expanses of Curry’s tableaux convey a sensibility of Milton Avery. Curry endows the modern landscape with a similar awe and solitude, evoking a sense of discovery and promise with an eloquent poignancy.
Quentin Curry
Bello Falls

2005

oil and stone dust on panel

121.9 x 91.4cm

Quentin Curry's Biography

Quentin Curry

1972
Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Lives and works in New York


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2006
Kantor/Feuer Gallery - Los Angeles

2005
Modern Amusements - 63 Eleven - Seattle

2003
Urban Organics II - Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville

2002
Urban Organics - Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville
Spheris Gallery, Walpole
DNA Gallery, Provincetown
Urban Organics - Nightingale Gallery,Watermill
Spheris Gallery, Walpole
Spheris Gallery, New York

2001
DNA Gallery, Provincetown

2000
Nightingale Gallery,Watermill
Line, Markham Murray Gallery, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2006
Exit Art,New York
Bellwether New York

2004
Morgan Lehman Gallery, Hudson
DNA Gallery, Provincetown

2002
Outdoor sculpture show: DNA Gallery, Provincetown
Photo District Gallery, New York

2001
Clark Fine Art, Southampton
Nightingale Gallery,Watermill
Art Students League of New York, New York

2000
Gallery @ 49, New York

1996
Putney school, Putney

1995
San Francisco Art Institute

1994
San Francisco Art Institute

1991
Windam Hill Art Gallery