SKY DETERMINES, featuring the work of Kristin Quinn, opened at Wantoot Gallery on Saturday, October 21st. Kristin is chair of the art department at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Kristin's youth was greatly influenced by her physicist Father. She learned to look at the world through a very inquisitive lens. Why is the sky orange? What caused hail? How are tunnels built under a bay?
Kristin still refers to these questions as "tunnel talk" questions. Her paintings start with questions like, How can wind and water be suggested? or What is the color of amber, iron-ore, pollen? The paintings gradually grow in layers, over many months, sometimes years.
"Jacobs Ladder" Mixed media on paper 32" x 40"
SKY DETERMINES features works in oil on canvas, oil on board, and select mixed media works on paper. The works on paper were created using acrylic, gouache and ink and are displayed unframed. Kristin also works in a very large scale. These pieces are not part of the current show, but several examples are shown on our the website, for example.
"Blow The Wind Westerly" oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
SKY DETERMINES runs through late December 2017.