Drawing from a pool of the unformed and the entropic, Quin renders shapes caught in a process of emergence or recession. Parts grow out of other parts. And like bacteria, material starts to infect and invade. Her mark-making implies a passage between or network among dimensions that generate sensuality and movement. They reveal a nimble boundary between fetish and foul, blood and marrow, purity and perversion.
Lauren Quin (b. 1992) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and now lives between Los Angeles and San Francisco. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2019.