New Work

R. H. Quaytman

New Work

R. H. Quaytman, I Love—The Eyelid Clicks / I See / Cold Poetry, Chapter 18, 2010; silkscreen inks on gessoed panel; © R. H. Quaytman, courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery; photo: Adam Reich

New Work

R. H. Quaytman, I Love—The Eyelid Clicks / I See / Cold Poetry, Chapter 18, 2010; silkscreen inks on gessoed panel; © R. H. Quaytman, courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery; photo: Adam Reich

New Work

R. H. Quaytman, I Love—The Eyelid Clicks / I See / Cold Poetry, Chapter 18, 2010; silkscreen inks on gessoed panel; © R. H. Quaytman, courtesy Miguel Abreu Gallery; photo: Adam Reich

October 22, 2010 - January 16, 2011

In thought-provoking paintings, all made on small wood panels, R. H. Quaytman employs a variety of techniques and artistic vocabularies to explore the complex history of painting. The artist considers each new body of work as a new "chapter" in an ongoing investigation of the interrelationship of site, history, and object. With each chapter structured around a specific theme or concept, a narrative thread develops in the work over time. Quaytman's New Work exhibition debuts the 18th chapter, which uses SFMOMA's collection of photographs to reflect on Jack Spicer, a poet associated with the San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s.


The New Work series is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Major funding is provided by the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund and Robin Wright and Ian Reeves.