Going to all the wrong places

Peter Frederiksen

April 19–May 18, 2024

Installation Views


Steve Turner is pleased to present Going to all the wrong places, a solo exhibition by Chicago-based Peter Frederiksen that features embroidered works depicting people at the edge of a precipice. His colorful embroideries highlight an instant in time, right before or right after an action. One shows a foot at the starting line for a footrace and another presents feet at the edge of a cliff. In the title work, the fingers of someone who is not visible are desperately clinging to the top edge of a building. The works are inspired by the Golden Age of animation and they elicit both nostalgia and a sense of foreboding.

Peter Frederiksen (b. 1987, Chicago), attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006-2008) and has had solo exhibitions at UNION Gallery, London (2020); Galleri Urbane, Dallas (2020, 2021, 2023); Massey Klein Gallery, New York (2022); Moosey, Norwich (2023) and at The Flat, Milan (2023). This is his first exhibition with Steve Turner.