I Won’t Fear Tumbling or Falling/If We’ll be Joined in Another World
8 October - 4 November 2020
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.
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).