Glenstone Museum in Potomac is presenting a new exhibit featuring two recent series of paintings by R.H. Quaytman.
Since 2001, Quaytman’s artistic output has been modeled on the structure of a book. Each body of work is conceptualized as a “chapter” in an on-going investigation of the history of image making and is often linked to the specific time and place of its first exhibition. Quaytman combines painted and silk-screened images on wood panels to create densely layered compositions that shift between abstraction and figuration.
The Glenstone exhibit was organized and designed with the artist, and includes works from two chapters in Glenstone’s collection. Morning: Chapter 30 (2016) is a panoramic painting responding to a fraught moment in U.S. political history. The Sun Does Not Move: Chapter 35 (2019) explores Quaytman’s relationship to Łódź, Poland, the city from which the artist’s grandfather emigrated, and to models of abstraction developed in Eastern Europe under communism.
The exhibit opens Sept. 22. Glenstone Museum is open Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free but does require a ticket. Visit the Glenstone webpage to schedule a visit. The museum is located at 12100 Glen Road in Potomac.