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Christina Quarles

Christina Quarles

Christina Quarles

Hard Pressed
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 56 in
Grounded By Tha Side of Yew
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas
Only Right Twice a Day
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 72 x 60
Held Up Thru Yew
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 in
Moon (Lez Go Out N’ Feel a Nite)
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 50 in x 40 in
Placed
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 50 x 42 in
Here in Tha Sound of Tha Things Yew Said Today
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 50 x 42 in
A Part Apart (Fade)
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 72 in
Floored
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 in
Hold Tha Line (Hold That Thot)
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 60 in
Tell Me Tell Me Yull Be All Rigjht, When We're In Tha Shade
Christina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in
Our Eyes Our Open?Are Eyes Are Open
Chrstina Quarles
2017
Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 in
Common Ground (Worlds Apart, Miles Away)
Christina Quarles
2016
Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 in
And When the Clouds Clear, We Will Know the Color of the Sky
Christina Quarles
2016
Acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 in
Just Hold on and I'll Hold 'Em Off
Christina Quarles
2016
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in
"Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” 2017. Exhibition View: New Museum. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio
"Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” 2017. Exhibition View: New Museum. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Legibility teeters on the edge of lack and excess—when we lack information about a thing, it is vague. However, as information accumulates, the risk for contradiction increases and legibility tips into ambiguity. As a Queer, cis-woman who is Black but is often mistaken as white, Christina Quarles engages with the world from a position that is multiply situated. Her project is informed by her daily experience with ambiguity and seeks to dismantle assumptions of our fixed subjectivity through images that challenge the viewer to contend with the disorganized body in a state of excess.

Christina Quarles (b. 1985 Chicago, USA) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2016, and holds a BA from Hampshire College. Quarles was a 2016 participant at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Her current and forthcoming exhibitions include: Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles (2017); No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami (2017); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and as a Weapon (New Museum, New York, NY); Fictions, The Studio Museum, New York (2017); Reconsitituion, LAXART, Los Angeles (2017) among others.

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