John Millei: Pictures of You

John Millei: Pictures of You

Saturday, July 21, 2012Wednesday, August 8, 2012


La Jolla, CA USA

Launch party: Saturday, July 21st from 6 to 8 PM

Quint Contemporary Art (QCA) is pleased to announce a summer series of short exhibitions. A large portion of the gallery will be under renovation and we will be using a portion of our space to introduce new artists, and showcase artists we have worked with in the past.

The first exhibition, which opens July 21st will focus on new figurative paintings by Los Angelesbased artist John Millei. An abstract painter who up until recently had not used the figurative in his paintings, John Millei is now ready to explore painting built out of abstract marks that in the end come together to resemble a human head. The portraits are unrecognizable as any particular person and the colors do not relate to human flesh. Portraits of You are paintings that render the world metaphorically, in which scale is discontinuous, space is abstract, and form more idealized.

On August 10th and continuing through August 25th we are excited to showcase works on paper by artist Kim MacConnel, spanning ten years from 1973 to 1982. These pieces are gouache on paper studies of MacConnel’s large-scale fabric paintings and large scale paintings. The works on paper stand-alone as exquisite examples of MacConnel’s interest in pattern and design.

Starting August 28th we will present a group of works on paper that will include work by Peter Alexander, Robert Irwin, Sol Lewitt, Ed Moses and David Reed among others.

The SUMMER SERIES kicks off with a public reception on Saturday, July 21st from 6 to 8PM. Artist John Millei will be in attendance. MIHO Gastrot