Ged Quinn features in 'Living Ruins' at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester, UK
26 September 2019Living Ruins at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum in Worcestershire, UK is a group exhibition that explores the fascination of historical ruins. Taking works from the Arts Council Collection as a starting point, the exhibition also displays important and rarely seen works from museum collections. The show includes the large-scale oil on linen work, ‘Bela Forgets the Scissors' by Ged Quinn.
Ged Quinn features in ‘Comeback – Art Historical Renaissances’ at Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
20 July 2019Comeback - Art-Historical Renaissances is a group exhibition at Kunsthalle Tübingen that explores a renaissance in the use of art historical tropes and techniques in contemporary art. Presenting artists who reference the working practices of old masters, the exhibition displays art that privileges uniqueness, authenticity or nostalgia in a contrast to the mass-produced global culture of today.
Ged Quinn in conversation with Marquard Smith for Paintingresearch at Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK
31 January 2019Paintingresearch is a group of researchers based at #WimbledonCollegeofArts. Each year, the group selects a theme based on prevalences that its members witness in students' painting. Ged Quinn in conversation with Marquard Smith is part of a programme of speakers, residencies and panels organised to explore this year's theme of ‘Ruin'.
Ged Quinn in 'Land, City & Sea: British Masters from the David Ross Collection' at The Collection, Lincolnshire, UK
29 September 2018'Land, City & Sea' explores the ways that modern and contemporary British artists have responded to the landscape. Bringing together work by some of the most important artists of the last sixty years, the exhibition highlights the creative and chronological scope of the David Ross Collection.
Ged Quinn in 'Heads Roll' at Graves Gallery, Sheffield, UK
11 August 2018The image of the head or face is one of the most compelling in our visual language. 'Heads Roll', curated by the artist Paul Morrison, gathers the historical and contemporary to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity. Celebrated for paintings that transform traditional techniques through the lens of contemporary experience, Ged Quinn is a powerful contribution to this transhistorical exhibition, which features 'St Paul', 2014.
Ged Quinn in 'Synthetic Landscapes' at Meadow Arts, Weston Park, Shienal, UK
4 June 2017In 'Synthetic Landscapes' artists engage with Weston Park and its history, responding to ‘Capability' Brown's grand landscapes and James Paine's architecture. In this part of the West Midlands, two radically different visions of man-made landscapes collide; on the one hand, the idealised landscaped garden magnificently expressed at Weston, on the other, the emerging industrial landscape.
Ged Quinn in ‘Somos Libres II' at The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin, Italy
10 May 2014This second presentation of Somos Libres - having first been exhibited at MATE in 2013 (Testino's cultural institution in Lima, Peru) - takes on a new guise focusing on the tension between the medium of photography and abstract painting in Testino's collection, as well as Testino's personal journey through the world of contemporary art. Of the concept for Somos Libres, Testino says "Our national anthem in Peru starts with ‘Somos libres seamoslo siempre,' which means let's always be free. When Peru gained independence from Spain, we were freed as a country to exist and to discover our own identity. It's this attitude of liberation and of freedom from external constraints that I am inspired by most in fine artists and applies here in this show."
Ged Quinn in 'Cake and Lemon Eaters' at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
7 February 2014'Cake and Lemon Eaters' features works by artists who cite and interpret the iconic images of art history. Curated by Petr Nedoma, the fundamental idea at work revolves around aspects of realism; the arrangement of ideas about reality becoming a material reminder of the status of painting as a traditional artistic discipline, which, despite all of the development of new digital media does in fact not lose meaning, but rather abounds with timelessness.
Ged Quinn Conducts Walkthrough of his Exhibition at New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
30 November 2013The exhibition surveys Quinn's practice over the last four years, bringing together paintings from private collections in Europe and America as well as a brand new body of work created especially for this project. Testifying to the breadth of the artist's practice, the exhibition include landscapes, portraits and still lifes, resplendent in references to history, myth and popular culture from across and through time. The subtle, teasing and at times, unnerving nature of the juxtapositions at play in Quinn's work, situate him as a leading contemporary painter.
Ged Quinn: A Major Solo Presentation at The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK
9 October 2013The exhibition will survey Quinn's practice over the last four years, bringing together paintings from private collections in Europe and America as well as a brand new body of work created especially for this project. The exhibition will testify to the breadth of the artist's practice and will include landscapes, portraits and still lifes, resplendent in references to history, myth and popular culture from across and through time. The subtle, teasing and at times, unnerving nature of the juxtapositions at play in Quinn's work, situate him as a leading contemporary painter.
Ged Quinn in 'The Future's Not What It Used To Be' at Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK
16 February 2013Presented across the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance, England, 'The Future's Not What It Used To Be' is a group exhibition of international artists who explore multiple perspectives of the past, present and future, featuring gallery artist Ged Quinn.
Ged Quinn in 'BP British Art Displays: Looking at the View' at Tate Britain, London, UK
12 February 2013This new BP British Art display explores the ways British artists have framed the view in their work from J.M.W. Turner and William Hodges to Tracey Emin and Julian Opie. Including work by gallery artist Ged Quinn, the display will reveal how apparently unconnected artists have looked at the landscape in surprisingly similar ways, and raise questions about how much art influences the way we all see our surrounding.
Ged Quinn Solo Presentation for Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA
6 December 2012In 2009, The Bass Museum of Art embarked on an ongoing exploration of the notion that all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history. The six artists who will create solo presentations for the project pay homage to the Bass Museum of Art's mission statement, "we educate and inspire by exploring the connections between our historical collection and contemporary art."
Ged Quinn in 'Beyond Reality, British Painting Today', the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic
4 October 2012Under the title 'Beyond Reality, British Painting Today', the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague is organising a large representative overview of contemporary British art. The exhibition will present the works of the twelve important artists of the younger and middle generations currently active in Great Britain.
Yoshitomo Nara and Ged Quinn feature in 'überall und nirgends'(everywhere and nowhere)', at Villa Jauss, Obersdorf, Germany
23 July 2012Gallery artists Yoshitomo Nara and Ged Quinn feature in the current exhibition at Villa Jauss, Obersdorf 'überall und nirgends'(everywhere and nowhere), work from the Reydan Weiss collection.
Ged Quinn at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
22 April 2012Ged Quinn's paintings combine landscapes in the vein of Claude Lorrain with fragments of history, art history, and mythology. The works are awe-inspiring in their combination of painterly skills and provocative conceptual strains. In Quinn's work, sublime backgrounds meet broken-down foregrounds, and at all turns utopian ideals are acknowledged and critiqued. Death, deceit, and decay are also dragged into the frame.
New Ged Quinn Catalogue Published by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
21 June 2011Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce the publication of a new catalogue of recent work by Ged Quinn. Fully illustrated and with an indepth essay on the artist, the catalogue will be available to purchase at Stephen Friedman Gallery from Monday.