Pilar Corrias is pleased to announce Every Silver Lining Has its Cloud at Pond Society, Shanghai, an exhibition of recent paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Christina Quarles. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo presentation in China.
Quarles has attracted widespread attention for her distinctive figuration, which hovers on the brink of abstraction. Drawing on colour, texture, line, and pattern, Quarles’ dynamic paintings depict contorted, often naked bodies whose limbs navigate through patterned planes. From plaids and florals to checkerboard and lattice, motifs as dainty as they are oppressive form the backdrops against which her figures writhe, ensnaring them in the domestic comforts they evoke. Informed by her own identity as a queer woman of mixed race, the bent, almost violent positions these figures adopt seem to embody the discomfort and absurdity of inhabiting gendered and racialized bodies.
Opening: Nov 5, 2019, from 3pm.
Date: Nov 5, 2019 – Jan 15, 2020