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Curator Tour: Christina Quarles


Join Jack Schneider, MCA Curatorial Assistant for an in-depth tour of Christina Quarles.

Los Angeles–based artist Christina Quarles paints bodies that are subjected not only to the weight and gravity of the physical world but also to the pleasures and pressures of the social realm. Her ambiguous and evocative scenes feature figures whose limbs, torsos, and faces collide and merge with familiar domestic objects made strange through her color choices and experimental painterly gestures. Her work explores the universal experience of existing within a body, as well as the ways race, gender, and sexuality intersect to form complex identities.

Live interpretation events are organized by Meagan Burger, Manager of Adult Learning Programs.