June 3 – July 9, 2016
Opening Reception: June 3, 7–9
Steve Turner is pleased to present Rock Candy, a solo exhibition of new works by Joshua Saunders consisting of brightly colored enamel paintings on panel which have rock-climbing grips, chains and ropes attached to their surfaces. The artist aims to produce a tension between the elements, with the pristine, smooth and reﬂective candy-colored panels conveying “do not touch” while the attachments convey the opposite: “climb me.”
Joshua Saunders (born 1981, Salina, Kansas) spent his youth in Steamboat Springs, Colorado before earning a BFA at the University of Texas, Austin (2013.) He currently is an MFA candidate at the University of California, San Diego (2017) and has had solo exhibitions at CoLab, Austin (2009 & 2014). This is his ﬁrst exhibition at Steve Turner.