Through sculpture, video, drawing, and photography I create objects and narratives rooted in historic and speculative visual technologies, science, and science fiction. With materials and aesthetics from industrial design, I posit visual technologies that are unnecessarily mechanically complex, yet technologically simple and absurdist. My apparatuses make landscapes strange, both for viewers and from my own visual perspective. Continuing this thread of embodied displacement and otherworldliness, I use scuba divers and astronauts to explore the relationship between the deep sea and outer space. Additionally, I use narwhals and unicorns as mythic and parallel avatars in a fantastic exploration into the seas and skies.
Genevieve Quick is a San Francisco based artist and arts writer. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has shown her work in galleries in the Bay Area. She has been awarded residencies at the Mills College, de Young Museum, MacDowell, Djerassi, and Yaddo. Quick has received a CCI Investing in Artists grant and a Kala Fellowship. She has contributed writings to Shotgun Review, The Present Group, and Temporary Art Review. Quick regularly contributes to Art Practical.
Courtesy of Mills College Art Museum. Photo credit: Phil Bond Photography.