Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nin McQuillen, Photo Poems @ ARTicles Gallery

Still Lives: photo poems by Nin McQuillen
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2013
6:00-9:00 p.m.
ARTicles Art Gallery
1445 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL - ARTicles Art Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Still Lives: photo poems by Nin McQuillena St. Petersburg artist who explores personal narratives about intimacy through the arrangement and assemblage of sacred collections.

McQuillen is known for his b&w street photography spanning forty years of picture-taking. Included in this exhibition are previously unreleased images of encounters colored by an inquisitiveness that time has textured with melancholia. Like a time capsule, McQuillen's archives document years of life in St. Petersburg and his travels as a young man. Some raw, some tender, in this retrospective context, his body of work speaks of passion, loss, and reconciliation.

His current work, photographic imagery created directly on a flatbed scanner, invokes the lush sensuality of 17th century Dutch still life painting. The deep color saturation, sublime texture, and unearthly glow of this new work emphasize a rejection of the modernist aesthetic. McQuillen utilizes an iconography of found objects, family mementos, and memorabilia to weave fantastical visual stories of when elephants walked this city's streets and mullet boats sat like ancient ruins at low tide.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on November 9th, 6-9 pm. The exhibition will be on view until December 10, 2013. For more information, contact the gallery at 727-898-6061.
Additional images are available upon request.


ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing
1445 Central Ave | St Pete
M-F 10-6 | Sat 10-4

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