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The Quin Hotel

June 05, 2015 16:38 ET

Tall Tales at the Quin Hotel: Artist Amanda Marie Launches 'Good Story' Exhibition June 18

Exhibition Co-Curated by Hyland Mather and DK Johnston Opens With Artist Salon

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2015) - There's a story unfolding inside the luxurious walls of the Quin hotel, at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue. As "Good Story," the new exhibition from 34 year-old artist Amanda Marie begins to take shape, a warm glow is cast by images recalling the stylized look of mid-twentieth century Golden Books children's stories. But all is not as it seems, and a closer look begins to turn the golden glow to a slightly eerie hue -- making it clear these tales may not have a fairy tale ending. In fact, the images elicit a delicious kind of tension. The works on canvas, on paper, and on the Quin's 15 foot-high video art wall, are comforting even as they're occasionally spooky. They are nostalgic, but recollect memories that seem curiously askew. It's a fitting parallel to the Quin Arts program itself, in which curator DK Johnston has inserted a slightly subversive streak to an exhibition series that unfolds just across the street from Carnegie Hall. "Good Story" opens with an artist salon hosted by Amanda Marie on June 18, and is open to the public from June 19 through mid-summer. 

Amanda Marie, or simply "Mando" to her peers and rapidly growing base of fans and collectors, is a U.S. born artist known both for her large-scale stencil street art and her refined gallery work. She received her academic training at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art hosted a 2012 solo exhibition of Amanda Marie's work and noted that her signature figures, "have been lifted from the pages of a mid-twentieth century children's book, and have traded the protective home of childhood nostalgia for a slightly more adventurous and unsettling world somewhere between dream and reality."

Amanda Marie's popular outdoor projects have included Imaginary Girls, Amsterdam 2013, Skinny Dippers, Brooklyn, 2013, (which was featured in a scene with Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich in the 2014 movie, Cymbaline), Gravity Kids, San Francisco 2013, and Milk Girls, Greeley, Colorado 2012. 

Recent exhibitions have included several SCOPE Art Fair solo exhibitions in Miami, in Basel, Switzerland, and a solo exhibition at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, California, titled, I was Just Thinking. Concurrent with her exhibition at the Quin, Amanda Marie and Hyland Mather are jointly exhibited at JSMA, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. 

Amanda Marie employs a vast visual language of graphic stencil imagery that she has been building on for more than a decade. Hallmark attributes include the use of images of children and animals, often as twin or repeated patterns, for a signature aesthetic that's instantly recognizable. In gallery or museum exhibitions, she most often creates artworks using aerosol paint, acrylic and sewing pattern paper, as well as working on canvas and wood. At the Quin, Amanda Marie will feature original works on paper signed by the artist, as well as acrylic works on canvas. Information on pre-show sales is available by emailing DKJ@concllc.com. Reservations information and further information on Quin Arts is available at www.thequinhotel.com

Amsterdam-based owner of Andenken Gallery and active artist Hyland Mather, who works under the moniker X-O, is co-curating the "Good Story" exhibition at the Quin. He is on Instagram @thelostobject. Amanda Marie's work is online at www.seeyouthroughit.com and on Instagram @seeyouthroughit

About The Quin
The Quin, New York City's quintessential luxury lifestyle hotel, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue. At the intersection of art, music, and fashion, its privileged Midtown location provides effortless access to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art and Fifth Avenue couture. The Quin melds modern opulence with its rich artistic heritage in each of its 208 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms including 28 suites. Guests enjoy urbane and intelligent services, from the Attaché, who curate a guest's New York experience, to distinguished amenities including a state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, Apple equipped drawing room, Dux® beds by Duxiana®, Fresh® Spa Products and a two-story, 130-seat artisanal American seafood grill, The Wayfarer, showcasing a menu of fresh regional seafood. Renowned architecture and interior design firm, Perkins Eastman, has transposed a contemporary masterpiece on the classical foundation that was once home to cultural icons like pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski and artist Georgia O'Keeffe. http://www.theQuinhotel.com

About Quin Arts
Quin Arts brings a global community of artists, patrons, and guests together through an ongoing series of culturally significant events, exhibitions, and performances. This multi-media initiative extends to a substantial permanent collection, along with an artist-in-residence program, digital displays on the lobby's 15-foot abstract video art wall, and intimate salons with participating artists. Curated and co-founded by DK Johnston, previous exhibits include Creative Chaos, a vibrant collection of new large-scale paintings by Corno, an exclusive preview of Eric Zener's land series, which was exhibited at Gallery Henoch, and Heritage-- a collection of iconic photography from Burt Glinn, Erich Hartmann, Dennis Stock, and Elliott Erwitt, presented in partnership with Magnum Photos. Blek le Rat, the "Father of stencil graffiti," created a series of unique lithographs, collectively entitled Escaping Paris, at the New York Academy of Art for the Quin during his tenure as artist in residence. The artist commemorated his residency on the Quin's façade with an image of Andy Warhol. The Quin's permanent collection also includes Blek le Rat's "Love America" on the 14th floor and loaned works the "Great Wedding," "What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen," and "Tango," as well as original work from YZ, Wulf Von Treu, "the German Basquiat," and Patrick Graham, plus 15 new pieces from Bristol-based street artist, Nick Walker. Quin Arts has garnered critical acclaim in publications ranging from Forbes to Conde Nast Traveler and Harper's Bazaar Art and was nominated for the "Most Creative Collaboration" Award at LE Miami. 

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