CULTURE CORNER | QUIN ARTS / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of the Quin Hotel

Image courtesy of the Quin Hotel

This month, the Quin hotel proudly presents Bill Mack: A Quin Arts Retrospective. An artist of extraordinary talent, Bill Mack is an accomplished actor, cinematographer, video artist, and producer who has worked with Quin Arts’ artists in residence to create original displays for the video art wall since the program’s inception. Mack begins with the artists’ handpicked selection of photographs or paintings, translating these still pieces into dynamic bodies of work that move across the 13-piece, 15-foot digital display, which is featured in the Grand Salon of the hotel lobby. As a documentary filmmaker captures another person’s journey with his or her own vision and artistry, Bill Mack has brought the Quin Arts video art wall to life with this interdisciplinary mash-up — a unique craft that marries technological dexterity with his keen aesthetic sensibilities. This exhibit marks the first full-scale examination of Quin Arts’ founding year, showcasing collaborations with Elliott Erwitt and Magnum Photos, Eric Zener, Corno, Blek le Rat, and Robert Christian Malmberg.