Jamie Felton

Parts from an Oyster


Jamie Felton. Untitled, 2017. Ink on dyed linen. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Jamie Felton. Morning Routines, 2017. Ink on dyed linen. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

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January 5 – February 16, 2019

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 5, 2019

Steve Turner is pleased to present Parts from an Oyster, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based Jamie Felton consisting of new paintings that depict decaying flowers, slime, fish, drops of water, hair, shells and oysters. Felton juxtaposes symbols of femininity with those that are grotesque to explore female beauty. Her metaphor is not a fresh, young flower, but rather a rotting and slimy one wrapped around a checkered globe.

Jamie Felton (b. 1986) earned a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MFA at Tyler School of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, BBQLA, Los Angeles, 0-0-LA, Los Angeles; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn and Vox Populli, Philadelphia. Parts from an Oyster is her first solo exhibition at Steve Turner. Felton lives and works in Los Angeles.

Born in 1986, Richmond
Lives and works in Los Angeles


2014 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan
2013 MFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
2009 BFA Painting, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

Parts from an Oyster, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
A Puddle of Snail Juice, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco

Solo Booth, Untitled Miami Beach (with Horton Gallery)

Sun Power, Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles
Decorative Women, Central Park Gallery, Los Angeles

Elevated Sunset, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia

Selected Group Shows

Skin Like a Salamander, Wick Gallery, New York
Rubbed Smooth, Eastside International, Los Angeles
To Have or To Be, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles
Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

SPF 15, San Diego
Flying Man, Revolved, Dread Lounge, Los Angeles
All the Small Things, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Day Dream Nation, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn
Angsteiten, Elevator Mondays, Los Angeles
Saturday’s at Lovely’s, Seymour 2017, Los Angeles
Heartburn, BBQLA, Los Angeles

Obstructed Views, Roberto Jamora, Curator, Scott Charmin Gallery, Houston
A Bird that Whistles, Studio Space, San Francisco
Esplanade, As It Stands, Los Angeles

Floating Letters, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach

Sibling Rivalries, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance
Table/ Chair / Bananas, Bannerette Gallery, Brooklyn
The Shared Patio, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn

Double Sided, The Packing Plant, Nashville

Empty Boutique, New Boone, Philadelphia
Annual Juried Show, Vox Populi, Philadelphia
Elevated Sunset, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia
72nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia
Ahem, Ice Box, Philadelphia
Saturation Point, Katzen Museum at American University, Washington
Dead Zone, A Film About the Future by Alex De Corte, Nudashank, Baltimore

8 Artists Making Sculpture, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn
Bad Girls, Jamie Sterns, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn