R.H. Quaytman

R.H. Quaytman

The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago

R.H. Quaytman, Passing Through The Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25, 2012. Tempera and silkscreen inks, gesso on wood, 37.082 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

January 10, 2013

R.H. Quaytman
Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25

January 6–February 17, 2013

The Renaissance Society
5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637


The Renaissance Society presents a solo exhibition by R.H. Quaytman titled Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25, on view from January 6 through February 17, 2013.  Quaytman’s practice is to create installations of painted panels termed ‘chapters.’ The ongoing chapters, begun in 2001, explore formalist and conceptual variations of ideas about painting, as well as the poetic and grammatical possibilities of photography-based imagery. The installations combine abstraction, often with optical effects, and images related to the sites in which the paintings are first exhibited. For the Renaissance Society exhibition, the artist has been researching the history of the museum from the 1970s and ’80s, a time when the museum’s director, Susanne Ghez, was presenting important early exhibitions of conceptual art, at the beginning of what would come to be her internationally influential career. Ghez is celebrating her 40th anniversary as Director of The Renaissance Society this year. 

About The Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society is one of the premier contemporary art institutions in the United States. Many of its exhibitions are national debuts, and many have included newly commissioned work. The museum offers educational programs that supplement the exhibition schedule, including concerts, lectures and readings.

The Renaissance Society is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in Cobb Hall, on the fourth floor. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm.  Admission is free. Visit www.renaissancesociety.org to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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