Pole Position is a gelatin silver print by artist Eileen Quinlan, produced on occasion of the 2018 NY Art Book Fair.
This photographic edition utilizes an image found online, printed and rephotographed, then manually manipulated through analog processes. Here, the artist reworks a rendering of a supernova in which the star and surrounding sky evoke existential questions about our place in the universe. Center points (apertures, orifices, bullet holes, vanishing points, and the eyes of storms) are a recurring motif for the artist.
Eileen Quinlan (b. 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts) creates work through various modes allowed via the photographic medium. Whether digital or analog, black-and-white or color, Quinlan explores the technique and content possibilities of the medium through her still life photography, which exists within both the abstract and figurative realms. Quinlan has exhibited work both nationally and internationally at MET Museum, NYC, Palais des Beaux-Art, Paris, ICA Boston, Art Basel Miami and Hong Kong, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, and numerous others.