Maureen McQuillan

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Artwork
untitled (DS/6X19) 2015 ink and acrylic polymers on paper 12.5 x 11.75"
untitled (DS/BR7) 2015 ink and acrylic polymers on wood panel 24 x 23.5"
untitled (DS/5XM) 2015 ink and acrylic polymers on paper 12 x 11.5"
untitled (CP3) 2014 ink and acrylic polymers on wood panel, 23.5 x 24"
untitled (CP2) 2014 ink and acrylic polymers on wood panel 23.5 x 24"
Maureen
McQuillan
Artist's Statement

The ink lines in these paintings are suspended in a transparent medium which, when layered combine to create the image. The lines stretch, twist and overlap one another in order to map the undulating surface of the work. Now, as in past work, the images appear to be derived from a technology of some sort, but actually arise out of a simple, systematic process that is yet open to incident and chance. Drawing out the ink in a series of tightly controlled but repetitive gestures, results in images almost too complex to have been made by hand. In this way, using optical effects and spacial ambiguities, in a slow, repetitive process, I seek to create a shifting complex architecture of line that reflects my interest in the way technology has changed, for better or for worse, the ways in which we see the world.

Bio/Resume

Most recent solo shows: 2015 "Process Color," at McKenzie Fine Art NY; and 2011 The Contemporary Museum Baltimore entitled, “Sensory Forensics.” Group exhibitions include: The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; The Drawing Center, NY; The Islip Art Museum, NY; The College of New Rochelle, NY; and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin. McQuillan's work has been mentioned in The New York Times, Newsday, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, ARTnews, and Art on Paper.