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Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25

A work made of acrylic, silk-screened tempera, gesso on wood.

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  • A work made of acrylic, silk-screened tempera, gesso on wood.

Date:

2012

Artist:

R. H. Quaytman
American, born 1961

About this artwork

Since 2000 R. H. Quaytman has produced over twenty-five “chapters” of paintings, each chapter structured around a specific theme or concept and comprising numerous individual works. Exhibited at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25 revisits aspects of the venue’s exhibition history and interior architecture. The work’s composition includes allusions to two of the artist’s artistic influences—Niele Toroni (the panel’s silkscreened background is of a Toroni work as installed at the Society in 1990) and Daniel Buren (whose signature vertical stripes punctuate the image). Chapter 25 enacts a larger art historical dialogue and performs as a visual archive of the Renaissance Society.

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Artist

R. H. Quaytman

Title

Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25

Origin

United States

Date

2012

Medium

Acrylic, silk-screened tempera, gesso on wood

Dimensions

82.2 × 133 cm (32 3/8 × 52 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Dirk Denison and David Salkin; restricted gift of the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Family Foundation

Reference Number

2013.124

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