April 21 – May 23, 2018
XVA Gallery presents Colleen Quigley’s solo exhibition, The Remarkable Resilience of Symbols. Artist Colleen Quigley’s new body of work incorporates patterns and decorative symbols from the urban landscape of Dubai, including the historical district of Al Fahidi in Bur Dubai. The exhibit focuses on the flow and transformation of design patterns and raises the question about the fixing of an identity of diverse elements of material culture that transform themselves in surprising ways across time and space.
Colleen Quigley is a Japanese-American artist from Philadelphia and is currently living and working in Dubai. She graduated from the Sculpture program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and received her MFA from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo, Japan. Her current practice encompasses sculpture/installation, encaustic, ceramic, and glass. Her research interests include post modern strategies of making in relation to themes of materiality, originality, transcultural flow of objects, and memory.