The Quin hotel has announced the launch of Creative Chaos, a new collection of work from internationally renowned painter, CORNO. Co-curated by Channing Norton of MOCA Miami and DK Johnston of the Arts Fund, the exhibit is presented as part of Quin Arts cultural programing, a multidimensional platform that honors the hotel’s artistic history while connecting patrons with distinguished contemporary creators. Creative Chaos opens with an invitation-only reception and artist salon at the Quin on September 17th and will be on display throughout the month. The lobby-level exhibit is open to the public September 18 through October 6.
The perfect complement to Manhattan’s transition from the idle days of summer to the busiest season of the year, Creative Chaos is a dynamic and fiery collision of color, texture, and pop culture. The bursts of lime, red, gold, and green mimic the imminent evolution of Central Park, a similarly dramatic display that can be seen from a number of vantage points at the Quin.
The celebrity portraits in the collection fittingly evoke a certain Warholian quality, as well. With renderings of icons like Marilyn Monroe, Kate Moss, Basquiat, and Warhol himself, CORNO may share an inclination toward popular luminaries, but she defines herself through the way in which she captures emotion from within. CORNO celebrates the enduring spirit of these stylistic visionaries and their unique, singular, approach to visual representation of complexity, independence, and individuality—all of which are also synonymous with the artist. Such energy is evident in all of her pieces, and as with Warhol, New York City has proven to be a catalytic canvas.
CORNO recently commented that what she loves most about New York is that; “[It] is impolite, aggressive, and fast—so fast that there is no past and no tomorrow; only NOW.” By focusing on the positive energy of things, she harnesses the creative chaos of the city and commands the work to emerge from this hostile environment—work that is as bold, gutsy, and unapologetic as the city itself.
Quin Arts enriches the hotel’s creative programming by connecting guests with New York City’s thriving cultural scene through an ongoing series of events, exhibitions, salons, lectures, film premieres, book debuts, musical performances and artist receptions. This multi-media initiative extends to a substantial permanent collection, along with an artist-in-residence program, grand displays on the lobby’s 15-foot abstract video art wall, which are specifically created for the hotel, and intimate salons with participating artists.
The Quin, New York City’s newest 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 like an Executive Boardroom, 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. Quin Arts is an interactive arts program that celebrates the property’s rich artistic heritage and produces exciting new platforms for contemporary artists. 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. Resonating with refined repose, the Quin is the Quintessential New York Hotel.
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