Magic Thumb | Ben Quinn

Date(s) - 03/03/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Littman Gallery
1825 SW Broadway St., Suite 250 --Portland

Magic Thumb | Ben Quinn
Littman Gallery
On Display: March 3-31, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6–8 pm

Magic Thumb

when no one is looking your pencil brain makeup kit loses itself in
grids circling and tracing back something important to the inside edge you light a candle and pray for blindness when you etch feelings in patterns and images lost and found and glued down by gravity projecting your fears through your hands to remember what it is you don’t know but chase to the end of a time you thought you were onto something but not anymore because you’re on a thin dial that shifts without warning and then there you are looking at a line you drew and wonder what else you were doing when you made that mark for the sake of anything at all



Ben Quinn is from Dayton, OH. Quinn received a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and graduated from the MFA studio program at California College of the Arts. Quinn has recently exhibited at No Place (Columbus, Ohio), Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco), Cutty Limits (Oakland), and Fused Space (San Francisco). He also operates the gallery QUALITY from his living room.

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The Littman and White Galleries are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide tools for a critical experience of contemporary art for students and community members through comprehensive programming. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.