Nathaniel Mary Quinn, ‘The Comedian’, 2017, Richard Beavers Gallery
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The Comedian, 2017

Giclee, Printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Edition 58/75
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BROOKLYN
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Richard Beavers Gallery
BROOKLYN

"There is a comedian, black woman, from Chicago, whom I met through a former girlfriend, who …

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Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
American, b. 1977
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Drawing from a difficult upbringing spent in an impoverished public housing project in Chicago, with a broken family, Nathaniel Mary Quinn makes large-scale, mixed-media drawings and paintings of collaged and fragmented figures, through which he demonstrates that we are all the sum of our experiences. In his words, “I hope to convey a sense of how our experiences, both good and bad, operate to construct our identities. I also want to portray a mutual relationship between the acceptable and the unacceptable, the grotesque and what is aesthetically pleasing.” Formed from an amalgam of family photographs, images from articles and advertisements, and his own furious brushstrokes and charcoal marks, the men and women who populate his compositions appear as hybrids, at once monstrous and delicate. For Quinn, they are portraits of his fractured family, and images of our multi-faceted selves.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, ‘The Comedian’, 2017, Richard Beavers Gallery
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"There is a comedian, black woman, from Chicago, whom I met through a former girlfriend, who made a major impact on my life not only because she was funny but because she was brazenly honest. She spoke openly about hosting successful comedy shows, eating at fancy restaurants, and signing autographs of the rich, …

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Front
Publisher
Brooklyn Museum
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Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
American, b. 1977
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Drawing from a difficult upbringing spent in an impoverished public housing project in Chicago, with a broken family, Nathaniel Mary Quinn makes large-scale, mixed-media drawings and paintings of collaged and fragmented figures, through which he demonstrates that we are all the sum of our experiences. In his words, “I hope to convey a sense of how our experiences, both good and bad, operate to construct our identities. I also want to portray a mutual relationship between the acceptable and the unacceptable, the grotesque and what is aesthetically pleasing.” Formed from an amalgam of family photographs, images from articles and advertisements, and his own furious brushstrokes and charcoal marks, the men and women who populate his compositions appear as hybrids, at once monstrous and delicate. For Quinn, they are portraits of his fractured family, and images of our multi-faceted selves.

The Comedian, 2017

Giclee, Printed on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Edition 58/75
.
Sold
Location
BROOKLYN
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