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List of artists
(alphabetized by first name) Carol Erickson
Cheryl Bailey/Deborah Henson
E. Brooke Lanier
Marí Emily Bohley
Sun Young Kang
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord Turner Hilliker
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Moby Dick volume 2 or 174,649 times E
bound graphite drawings
9¼ x 6¼ x 1 closed, 9¼ x 12¾ x ½
© 2005-2010 $9000
This is the second of the Moby Dick books, having resumed where the first left off. Herman Melville’s epic novel has been altered by changing all letters to the letter E, thus abstracting the text away from something that is read into something that is seen. This bound suite of drawings does not follow the traditional page layout of left to right, top to bottom but instead follows its own logic. I see it as a collaboration between myself and Melville.
The World over Nothing or 1,864 times E
edition of 6
© 2011 - $900
Here a passage from Moby Dick, one that ponders the monotony and sublime sameness of existence is placed above a blank page spread. In some ways these intaglio plates look more like a book than a book does. I especially like the implication of a hierarchical structure.
photocopies - installation view
© 2010 - Price on Request
Here Moby Dick volume 2 has been photocopied and its structure exploded. No longer a unique book that is viewed in an intimate way, it has been rendered in a limitless edition and viewed in a very public way.
Justin Quinn is an artist living in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He’s represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas, Cain Schulte Gallery in San Francisco, California, and Kit Schulte Contemporary Art in Berlin. Upcoming shows include Possessed by the Line at Kit Schulte, Berlin and a solo exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.