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Charlie James Gallery Presents: LEE QUIÑONES | QUINQUAGENARY • April 20-May 25

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Saturday, 20 April 2024 to Saturday, 25 May 2024
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Saturday, 20 April 2024 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

LEE QUIÑONES 

QUINQUAGENARY

APRIL 20 - MAY 25, 2024

CJG2 - 961 CHUNG KING ROAD

OPENING RECEPTION | BOOK RELEASE AND SIGNING: APRIL 20, 6-9PM

 

Charlie James is proud to present Quinquagenary, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary career of New York artist Lee Quiñones. This exhibition will feature a new series of SPIT paintings, which combine tags and graffiti writing with bold, expressionist painting, and explore the new series of drawings that embody the energy and experimental spirit of the graffiti writer's black book. The exhibition will take place from April 20th to May 25th, 2024, at CJG2 on 961 Chung King Road. Don't miss the opening reception, book release, and signing on April 20th from 6-9pm.

 

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"Spit #3: Drawing Conclusions" 2024. 30" X 40" 

Acrylic, Spray paint, Paint marker, Ink and pastel pencil on synthetic linen.

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Lee Quiñones is considered the most influential artist to emerge from the New York subway art movement for his expansive body of work that is ripe with socio-political content and intricate composition. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1960, and raised on the Lower East Side, Quiñones started painting trains in 1974, then shifted to a studio-based practice.

Quiñones has had numerous solo shows and exhibited internationally, first at Galleria Medusa in Rome, Italy in 1979. In 1980, he had his first New York show at White Columns, ushering in an important era as the medium of spray paint expanded from public spaces to stationary canvas works. His work was included in the critical “Times Square Show” (1980); “Graffiti Art Success for America at Fashion Moda” (1980); the “New York/New Wave” show at PS1 (1981); and in “Documenta #7” in Kassel, Germany (1983). His drawings and paintings have been shown in recent years at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (2005), El Museo del Barrio (2010), the Museum of Modern Art (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art Rome (2017), Seoul Museum of Art (2019), the Bronx Museum (2019), the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (2020), the Gropius Bau (2021), and the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies (2022). He has had solo shows at PS1, Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati, the Fun Gallery, Barbara Gladstone, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Lisson Gallery, Barbara Farber, Nicole Klagsbrun, Charlie James, and James Fuentes. Quinones’ paintings are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Groninger Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Quiñones starred in Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film “Wild Style,” which served as a blueprint for the burgeoning hip hop movement. He also appears in Blondie’s “Rapture” video and the film “Downtown 81.” He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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213-687-0844
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Charlie James

 

Gallery 2
961 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hijinx Arts , Los Angeles

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