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MARTI CERAMICS
1121 S La Brea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90301

Fabian Marti
+1 917 775 4462

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DAVID QUADRINI

I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS

OPENING SUNDAY DECEMBER 20 2015 4PM – 7PM

I am your worst nightmare, your greatest fear made manifest. My physique – so different from how you dreamt it – a constant reminder of your hubris. My fiercely violent nature, a reflection of your sin.
I cannot help myself. I am a god’s punishment for your actions. I am here to make you suffer from my wild character, but you even suffer more from the visibility I bring to your transgression, committed so long ago. Simply by being myself, I am a punishment to you.
But guess what, I am terrified by my bloodthirsty bearing. Minotaurs grow tired, too. The killing and raping have taken a toll on me throughout the years. My testosterone has been running too high and I have been out of my mind too many times, doing the unutterable on a daily basis. Sometimes I just want to hide, becalmed. I too urge for someone to hold me. I know my purpose is to be appallingly violent. But frankly sometimes I think I am too old for this.

David Quadrini grew up in Texas. He lives and works in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Ca. All artworks in this show were made between 2005 and 2010, a five year period which not only marks the transition from Texas to California but also, on a personal level, was a deeply frightening and at the same time cathartic period in his life. Like fables, these works speak of basic human conditions: fear, failure, shame, guilt and longing. Their figurative narrative attempts to capture the horror and beauty of the unravelling of existential emotions, for which there are no words. In that sense David Quadrini’s personal westside story becomes a matter concerning all humankind.

Karolina Dankow, December 2015