- Date of Production
Pencil on paper
- Credit Details
Courtesy the artist
Ron Quick: Seeking Nirvana
Saturday, July 07, 2012 -
Sunday, September 16, 2012,
9:00 AM -
Gordon Victor King Gallery
Seeking Nirvana explores two forms of human movement:
the still moment within a dynamic vigorous dance and the moment
where body weight is transferred while walking. Both
represent a momentary state of equilibrium which simultaneously
anticipates a dynamic tension.
Artist Ron Quick has a long term interest in the poetic
relationship that exists between opposites and the transitions that
occur as they meet and merge to become luminous.
In the Aspara drawings he builds on the images of the courtly
dancers who adorn the temple walls of Angkor Wat to depict figures
who dance for themselves in a sensuous-whirling-meditation, merging
from darkness to light or from light to darkness amid the Thai
Katoey culture of transgender lady-men.
The Asparah and Monks represent two ways one
might reach a personal state of grace, a state he finds in the act
of drawing itself.