January 7 — February 11, 2023
deep tissue heart massage
Conduit Gallery is honored to announce the second solo exhibition of work by Italian-born Indianapolis-based textile artist Marco Querin.
Growing up in the design and fashion immersed city of Milan, Italy, Marco Querin was often mesmerized by the way the light cast rays across his home’s furnishing and rugs. The colors and textures would break up, creating new structures and visuals for contemplation. With immigration to the US bringing a life of much change, Querin has long been intrigued by actions that can be controlled in the face of unpredictability. Extroverting the traditional canvas through various textiles - cottons, silks, wools, ropes, synthetics – Querin manifests this control through the precise execution of his fiber-based compositions of color field and geometric design.
Marco Querin (b. 1978, Italy). Recent exhibitions include: Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Columbus, OH (2021); La Calerta, Oaxaca, Mexico (2019); Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (2018, 2016), Kuaba Gallery, Indianapolis, IN (2015); Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2013); East Wing X, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (2012); Kunstart 12, Bolzano, Italy (2012); Associazione Culturale Seragiotto ‐ Padua, Italy (2011); India Art Summit, Stark Projects, New Delhi (2011); Quipus, Fiber Art Exhibition, Rossano, Italy (2010); SuperstudioPiù, curated by Glores Sandri, Milan (2009); PLAZA ‐ 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in collaboration with the Foreign Consulates of Milan, J&G Art and Studiò Gallery, Milan (2009); Ttrame Astratte, Varart Gallery curated by Vanna Razzolini Vichi, Florence (2008); FRIEZE ART FAIR, London (2008) and Venice International Art Fair, Venice, Italy (2007).
I'll let you beat my heart
2022, cotton, rug wool, synthetic fibers, bamboo, silk, 48h x 96w x 3.75d in
underneath it all my thoughts are just as bare
2022, alpaca, nylon 7 nails on stretched canvas, 23h x 23w x 3.5d in
2022, wool, cotton, synthetic fibers, raw Mexican wool, Iranian wool, 48h x 84w x 3.75d in
Periodically I am in my element
2022, synthetic fibers & nails on stretched canvas, 72h x 72w x 3.5d in
Ironing out the details of an unclear masterplan
2022, alpaca rowing, bamboo, cotton & nails on stretched canvas, 48h x 48w x 3.75d in