September 10 – October 8, 2016
Steve Turner is pleased to present Soothsayer, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based Greg Ito featuring new paintings and sculptures within an environmental installation that includes pink walls and purple lights simulating the sky at twilight.
Ito’s paintings are crisply rendered, each with several symbolic images: a pair of hands; a burning candle; an hourglass; a distant view of a tropical isle; and a burning pleasure boat, airplane or house. The installation also includes a colorfully painted table, black and white candlesticks and several painted screens that have tropical plant details, the composition and color of which are also found in the paintings. The installation suggests an open-ended narrative, part fantasy and part nightmare, existing somewhere in the twilight zone.
Greg Ito (b. 1987, Los Angeles) earned a BFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute (2008). Recent exhibitions include, Summer Fling: The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt, New York; Over and Under, MON CHÉRI, Brussels; The Order of Shadowboxing, Et al., San Francisco and After Gruen at SADE, Los Angeles. He will also present work at 315 Gallery, Brooklyn in October, 2016.
Born 1987, Los Angeles
Lives and works in Los Angeles
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
SOOTHSAYER, Steve Turner, Los Angeles (upcoming)
THE ORDER OF SHADOWBOXING (w/ Alex Ito), Et al., San Francisco
AFTER GRUEN (w/ Alex Ito), S-A-D-E, Los Angeles
CHILDREN (w/ Chris Lux), Mission Comics, San Francisco
Heavy Withdrawals, City Limits, Oakland
Something Other Than, (w/ Jonah Susskind) – The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago
and when you thought it would last forever…, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco
There is No Telling What…, (w/ Carey Lin), Truesilver Gallery, San Francisco
Moonstruck, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco
Horizon’s Passing, Water McBeer Gallery, San Francisco
Point of Vision, Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco
Story of the Time Tellers, Free Gold Watch, San Francisco
The Path to Dyad (w/ Korakrit Arunanondchai), Kokoro Studio, San Francisco
At Lands’ End, (w/ Christian Ebert), The Klimm Gallery, San Francisco
8), (w/ Lauren Elder, Greg Ito, Kara Joslyn), SPF15, San Diego
Over and Under (w/ Adam Cruces and Louisa Gagliardi), MON CHÉRI, Brussels
Time Flies Like A Banana (w/ Ron Ewert & Josh Reames), Johannes Vogt, New York
Casual Friday, VACANCY, Los Angeles
PRTY PPL, Circuit 12, Dallas. Curated by Josh Reames.
Effeminaries, Western Exhibitions, Chicago. Curated by Matt Morris.
BAN7, YBCA – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Battery Vol. III – The Battery, San Francisco
Another APP Store, Sol, Sacramento
New World, New Sequence, YBCA – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Ancient-Future-Super-Natural, Ictus Gallery, San Francisco
Nothing is True, Nothing is Untrue, Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco
Seven years of MoPA, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Bay Area Currents, Pro Arts, Oakland
Linear Empires, White Walls, San Francisco
Mountain’s Folding, Mountain Fold, New York
So Much is Burning, Heist Gallery, San Francisco
MoPA, The Lab, San Francisco
Introductions, Root Division, San Francisco
4th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento
Joyride – BFF09, San Francisco
When Times Converge, Empire Seven Studios, San Jose
Architects of the Unknown, San Francisco
Ways and Means, San Francisco
Camera 1 Camera 2, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
International Karaoke, San Francisco