SFAQ, July 13, 2014
This Saturday, July 12, Steve Turner Contemporary hosts an opening reception for “New,” a solo exhibition by Yung Jake. The Los Angeles-based artist, born on the Internet in 2011, presents a variety of found objects treated to an application of popular, Internet-specific imagery printed on vinyl. The wall-mounted works are complemented by two large metal containers with a similar hybrid aesthetic and filled with fluorescent lights. Video sharing websites, pop-up advertisements, and other visual materials typically confined to virtual experience creep onto the analog and tangible as if this step is inevitable, and seemingly it is.