American Sign Language Tour: Christina Quarles

Free With Admission
  • Bergman Family Gallery
    Second Floor, South Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Featured images

Christina Quarles, Peer Amid (Peered Amidst), 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 55 × 86 × 2 in. (139.7 × 218.4 × 5.1 cm)
© Christina Quarles, Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London


Join us for an American Sign Language (ASL) tour of Christina Quarles led by Jennifer Eskridge-Hart. Please meet at the 2nd-floor admissions desk.

Los Angeles–based artist Christina Quarles paints bodies that are subjected not only to the weight and gravity of the physical world but also to the pleasures and pressures of the social realm. Her ambiguous and evocative scenes feature figures whose limbs, torsos, and faces collide and merge with familiar domestic objects made strange through her color choices and experimental painterly gestures. Her work explores the universal experience of existing within a body, as well as the ways race, gender, and sexuality intersect to form complex identities.

This event is designed for the deaf community and is led entirely in American Sign Language (ASL). Spoken English interpretation is not provided. The MCA offers English-language, docent-led tours daily and a Spanish-language, docent-led tour on the first Sunday of every month.

Live interpretation events are organized by Meagan Burger, Manager of Adult Learning Programs.