Yung Jake

SFAQ Pick: “New,” solo exhibition by Yung Jake at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

SFAQ, July 13, 2014

Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 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.

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