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Adrien Couvrat, 'Partition'


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until May 15, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Quint ONE, 7722 Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • AGES Not available
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Quint ONE opens a new contemporary painting installation this weekend, and in true Quint ONE fashion it's a stunner of light and movement. French painter Adrien Couvrat is known for his work that transforms as a viewer moves around it, mostly through his use of striated color and gestured layers. "Gesture" in painting is just what it sounds like — a brushstroke's impact on the physical surface, and Couvrat's works are full of this sort of physicality.

This piece, Couvrat's first solo show in the United States, is called "Partition." It contains 21 individual panels, installed in a grid, that are each said to catch the light differently. From afar it looks almost metallic, but this one begs to get a closer look. Beginning Friday, you can make an appointment to spend an hour in the space, viewing this work and the back room, full of contemporary works from the gallery's collection. (Be sure to also book an appointment to see the Alfredo Jaar exhibition at their main gallery space a block away. Jaar's installation will close on April 24.) -- Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

Details: On view by appointment Friday through May 15.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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