R.H. Quaytman (b.1961, Boston) is one of the most outstanding contemporary American artists attempting to revitalise and update the intellectual and emotional potential contained in the painting medium.
The artist is best known for her paintings on wood panels, using abstract and photographic elements in site-specific ‘Chapters’.
The exhibition, prepared especially for the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, was a kind of conceptual retrospective, where the artist has re-read earlier ‘Chapters’ of the constantly developed project, and returned to its origins closely related to Lodz and the works by Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński.
Apart from precisely selected works from her earlier ‘Chapters’ works, the exhibition has presented new paintings in which Quaytman continues her dialogue with the work of Polish artists and explores other aspects of her personal relationship with the Lodz museum.
This catalogue contains essays written by the artist, a curator of the show, Jarosław Suchan, and Marta Dziewańska who is an art critic and curator in Kunstmuseum Bern.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, R.H. Quaytman: The Sun Does Not Move. Chapter 35 at Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (8 November 2019 – 23 February 2020), and at Fundação Serralves, Porto (16 October 2020 – 21 February 2021).
English and Polish text.