Multi-media artist Dave Quick is best known for being one of the pioneering kinetic sculptors in Southern California. Quick creates work that is fused with wit, intelligence, humor and satire, utilizing a robust and engaging palette of media including industrial materials; found objects; electricity; light; motion; sound and viewer participation.
Quick creates intricately structured worlds within worlds, rich in symbolism that is both personal and universal. He invites us to take part, either as a passive viewer or an active participant, using buttons and cranks to set his visions in motion. Playful as well as confrontational, Quick’s work challenges socio-political, historical and religious themes, integrating vintage crankshafts and found objects into narrative assemblage that merge childhood fantasy and adult reality, producing unique relics that are at once surreal, humorous and delightfully perverse.