Christina Quarles - Magic Hour - 2016 / 2021
The edition presents a no-longer extant fresco that Quarles created while she was at Skowhegan during the summer of 2016. Magic Hour showcases Quarles’ seductive and expressive technique and features polymorphous figures arranged in contorted positions bent to the constraints of the picture plane. This unique approach to figuration, as well as Quarles’ mastery of dissolving boundaries between figuration and abstraction, has catapulted her into the upper echelons of the contemporary art canon since her residency at Skowhegan; just one year after completing her MFA at Yale, Jeffrey Deitch dubbed her “the hottest artist in America right now”.
“A lot of the gestural language of my work was well on its way by the time I was at Skowhegan, but there were some key developments in my painting that would happen that summer, specifically that afternoon I made this fresco.”
Digital archival print on Moab Entrada 290 gsm paper
Size: 26 x 18.6 in. - 66 x 47.2 cm
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered
Price: $ 2,500
This limited edition Christina Quarles print is available at ArtSpace
Launched on the occasion of Skowhegan’s 75th Anniversary, proceeds from the sale of the edition benefit the program in honor of Skowhegan alumnus and Trustee David Beitzel (1958–2019) and Darren Walker.