Angie Quick is a resident artist at the ARTS Project. She is known for her large oil paintings which explore flesh in a historical and contemporaneous manner. She has recently participated in the group show Portraits, self, and others: it’s complicated at the McIntosh Gallery while also receiving an emerging artist grant from the OAC with project funding from the LAC. She is currently preparing for a solo show, Having been loved, at the ARTS Project, May 23rd-27th.
My work consists in large oil paintings that reflect the metaphorical and illusory quality of the canvas as a surface; a place for containing memory and action. The large scale of these paintings swallow the viewer’s field of vision, disturbing the boundaries of entrance. My paintings describe an active awareness of process; primarily playing with techniques of pentimento and palimpsest. The use of line in my work is important as a living mark— a contained essence of my hand moving— a traceable moment. Working within the medium of oil paint in dialogue with the prevalence of the internet age and the proliferation of the nude, my work explores the feminist gaze through a deconstruction and recontextualization of pornography. I examine flesh and the nude painted historically in discourse with the contemporary nude.