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Ephemeral Frontiers

Transcending Time & Space with Christian Quintin

April 16—May 23, 2010

The Quicksilver Mine Co. presents a one-man exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by French-born artist Christian Quintin beginning April 16th. His show, titled There is a field, meet me there, continues in the Gallery through May 23rd.

"There is a field, meet me there," by Christian Quintin
"There is a field, meet me there,"
Oil on Linen, 40" X 50", 2010

Christian Quintin works primarily with pen and ink, pastel, and oil paint. In his work, two distinct styles readily emerge. One is narrative, a kaleidoscope of imagery representing ever-changing boundaries, ephemeral frontiers, and transformational energy; the second is his vivid and poetic landscapes, romantic scenes where tangible emotional form is expressed through color and shape.

"A Sky the Color of Oranges," byChristian Quintin
"A Sky the Color of Oranges,"
Pastel, 23" X 35", 2007

Born in Saint Brieuc on the northern coast of Brittany, France, Quintin studied at the Beaux Arts Academy in Paris, moving to the United States in 1981. His work has been represented by the Vorpal Gallery in San Francisco and New York, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and the John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis. He has also been the recipient of numerous public and private awards and commissions.

"Blue Paradise," by Christian Quintin
"Blue Paradise," Oil on Linen, 11" X 14" 2005

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There is a field, meet me there, opens with an artist reception on Saturday, April 17 from 4—6pm.

"Les Amours Jaunes," by Christian Quintin
"Les Amours Jaunes,"
Pastel, 31" X 24"


"A Sky for Mimi," by Christian Quintin
"A Sky for Mimi,"
Pastel, 18" X 24", 2009


"The Open Door," by Christian Quintin
"The Open Door," Pen & Ink,
28" X 22", 2007