SFMOMA Announces New Body of Work by R.H. Quaytman

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- From October 22, 2010, through January 16, 2011, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present the exhibition New Work: R. H. Quaytman. Organized by Apsara DiQuinzio, SFMOMA assistant curator of painting and sculpture, the exhibition features a new series of paintings commissioned by the museum and made specifically for the exhibition at SFMOMA, the artist’s second solo museum exhibition and the first presentation on the West Coast. Modest in scale, Quaytman’s paintings on beveled wood panels proffer richly conceived, multilayered subjects. The artist considers each body of work 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 relating to the site in which it is