• Artist
    Ron Quick
  • Title
    Aspara 3
  • Date of Production
    July 2010
  • Medium
    Pencil on paper
  • Dimensions
  • Credit Details
    Courtesy the artist

Ron Quick: Seeking Nirvana

Saturday, July 07, 2012 - Sunday, September 16, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gordon Victor King Gallery
Admission: Free

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.