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Christina Quarles

Los Angeles–based artist Christina Quarles (American, b. 1985) paints bodies that are subjected not only to the weight and gravity of the physical world but also to the pleasures and pressures of the social realm.

Her ambiguous and evocative scenes feature figures whose limbs, torsos, and faces collide and merge with familiar domestic objects made strange through her color choices and experimental painterly gestures. Her work explores the universal experience of existing within a body, as well as the ways race, gender, and sexuality intersect to form complex identities. The largest presentation of her work to date, the exhibition at the MCA brings together a selection of her work made over the last four years, as well as a new, large-scale commission that explores illusions and histories of painting.

Christina Quarles

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Labor Day, New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve 10am to 5pm.

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