Stephen Quinlan works as a photographer and filmmaker, mixing analog and digital processes to better understand his own position in the history of image-makers. Being caught between the warm memory of analog fuzz and the cold reality of surfaceless digitalia, his art attempts to bridge modes of understanding between disparate cultures and generations.
"Stephen Quinlan's photomontage somewhat reminds me of the three-dimensional wood puzzles I would agonize over as a kid. They were so perfectly crafted, intricate and complex, and forming a perfect geometric form when assembled: a sphere, cube, cone or pyramid. I would slide out a single piece and it would crumble into a mess of random shapes, a collision of chaotic angles that I would never be able to assemble into it's original perfect form again." Steve Zmak - Curator