November 17 – December 23, 2016
Steve Turner is pleased to present Full Disclosure, a group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko featuring recent videos by Jacob Ciocci, Lu Yang, Bogosi Sekhukhuni and Eric Wedgewood. Using both humor and despair to comment on the power of social media and technology, the artists address existential concerns of death, isolation, lack of freedom and meaninglessness.
Jacob Ciocci combines found footage with an ominous score as a backdrop for his monologue about the impossibility of freedom today.
Lu Yang inserts a 3D rendering of herself into a CGI landscape and then proceeds to dispassionately dissect herself as a comment on the ubiquity of selfies.
Bogosi Sekhukhuni manipulates television clips from South African pop culture to create a despair-filled and skeptical vision of society.
Eric Wedgewood uses stock imagery and a stream-of-consciousness narration to represent his view of mortality.
Lu Yang (born 1984, Shanghai) earned an MFA in New Media Art from the China Academy of Art (2010). She has had solo exhibitions at UCCA Beijing (2011); Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai (2010); input/output, Hong Kong (2010) and Zendai Moma, Shanghai (2009). Her work was presented at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (2016); the China Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); The 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014); The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2014) and the Shanghai Biennale (2012). Lu Yang was nominated for the Pierre Huber Prize (2014) and “Artist of the Year 2015” by the Art Newspaper (2015).
Bogosi Sekhukhuni (born 1991, Johannesburg) earned a BA in Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg (2013). He had a solo exhibition at WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town (2016) and his work was presented at the Dakar Biennale, Senegal (2016); the 9th Berlin Biennale (2016); 89+ Prospectif Cinéma programme, Center Pompidou, Paris (2015); Tate Modern, London (2015); Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2015) and LUMA Foundation’s Westbau, Zurich, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets (2015). He received the Goodman Gallery annual Working Title prize (2014) and was named one of the top 200 Young South Africans by Mail & Guardian (2013).
Jacob Ciocci (born 1977, Lexington, Kentucky) earned a BA from Oberlin College (1996) and and MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2000). Ciocci is a member of the art collective Paper Rad and the performance group Extreme Animals which has performed and exhibited at MOMA, New York (2007); New Museum, New York (2005) and Tate Britain, London (2003).
Eric Wedgewood (born 1986, Chicago) earned a BA from University of Illinois at Chicago. He published a collection of poetry and short stories titled ‘I Am Ready to Die a Violent Death’ (2013) under the pseudonym ‘Heiko Julien.’ His stories, poetry, and essays have been published in n+1, Thought Catalog, Pop Serial, Shabby Doll House, and The Lifted Brow. He is the creator of The Content Zone, a meme web page where a collective of digital artists share original multimedia.