Christina Quarles

I Won’t Fear Tumbling or Falling/If We’ll be Joined in Another World

8 October - 4 November 2020

Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles I'll Take Tha Nite Shift, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 182.9 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm 72 1/8 x 60 x 2 in

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Pilar Corrias is pleased to present I Won’t Fear Tumbling or Falling/If We’ll be Joined in Another World, an exhibition of new works by Christina Quarles opening in the gallery in October 2020.

The presentation comprises nine paintings made between March and September 2020, a period during the pandemic that Quarles spent in the confines of her Altadena, California, home and studio. Facing both disconnection and disorientation as she grappled with the slow pace of her life during quarantine, Quarles observed the subtle shifts of seasons in Los Angeles, in contrast to the relentless chaos of the world, witnessed via the portal of her computer and phone. The legibility of gender and race—what it means to live in a racialized, gendered, queer body and how perceptions of us influence our interactions with others and our environments—has always been a focus of Quarles’s work.

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Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles Tha Nite Could Last Ferever, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 213.4 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm 84 x 72 x 2 in
Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles Tomorrow Comes Today (Come What May/Cum, Whatever, Maybe), 2020 Acrylic on Canvas 139.7 x 218.4 x 5.1 cm 55 x 86 x 2 in
Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles Edge of Tomorrow, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 182.9 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm 72 x 60 x 2 in
Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles They'll Cut Us Down Again, 2020 Acrylic on Canvas 152.4 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm 60 x 72 x 2 in
Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles Lil' Dapple Do Ya, 2020 Acrylic on canvas 142.2 x 152.4 x 5.1 cm 56 x 60 x 2 in
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Christina Quarles Pried/Prayed (Hard Rain Gon' Come), 2020 Acrylic on canvas 195.6 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm 77 x 96 x 2 in
Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles Lay Yer Burden Down, 2020 Acrylic on Canvas 195.6 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm 77 x 96 x 2 in
Christina Quarles at Pilar Corrias 2020
Christina Quarles Sweet Chariot, 2020 Acrylic on Canvas 182.9 x 243.8 x 5.1 cm 72 x 96 x 2 in

Biography

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. She was the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Pérez Art Museum Miami Prize and, in 2017, she received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Upcoming solo exhibitions include South London Gallery (2021); MCA Chicago (2021 ); and X Museum, Beijing (2021).

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