Current Exhibit

ON EXHIBIT

Although inspiring and provocative artwork is featured throughout the hotel, the gallery is one of the art program’s primary focal points.  This dedicated area of the lobby features a frequently changing display and typically highlights the work of one artist.

as curated by DK Johnston

During 2016, Quin Arts focused its yearlong program on the work of global street artists. In 2017, the program has highlighted the work of international photographers. Now, the worlds of photography and global street art have come together at the Quin, as the hotel features two separate exhibitions from renowned Danish photographer Søren Solkær. The first exhibition is devoted to Solkær’s portraits of street artists, captured along with their work, taken from his fine art photography book, SURFACE, first published in 2015. The exhibition is installed in the hotel’s triplex Penthouse Suite and in selected public areas of the hotel and is set to run from July 2017 through early 2018.

In August 2017, a second exhibition, HEART BEAT CITY, from Søren Solkær debuts in the hotel’s lobby and drawing room. This exhibition includes a collection of New York images especially commissioned for the Quin, as well as a selection of SURFACE images with a New York connection. Both exhibitions are curated by DK Johnston.

Søren Solkær is a Danish photographer, born in 1969. He has been working with a global profile since 1996 and is best known for his distinctive portraits of musicians, including iconic images of Björk, The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand, David Lynch, The Arctic Monkeys, R.E.M. and U2.

Søren's works have been exhibited in New York, Oxford, Copenhagen, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Oslo, Chicago, Vancouver, Milano, Napoli, Bratislava, Reykjavik, Cologne and Prague and are featured as part of the permanent collection in The Royal Danish Library and The National Portrait Collection in Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark.

The Quin Penthouse exhibition includes more than 22 works from Søren Solkær’s SURFACE, and breaks new ground with its installation of a museum-quality exhibition on the hotel’s 17th floor capstone level. HEART BEAT CITY includes selected alternative works from SURFACE and a new series that Solkær describes as “Pop Art inspired portraits of New York,” taking cues from Andy Warhol’s colorful, “miss passes” in printing and utilizing multiple exposure techniques.

Information on pre-show sales is available by emailing DKJ@artsfund.com.

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