Lydia Blakeley

Hospitality


January 4–February 8, 2020
Opening reception: Saturday, January 4, 6-8pm



<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020
Lydia Blakeley. <em>Triumph</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches  (40 x 60 cm)
Lydia Blakeley. <em>Charities</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches  (150 x 200 cm)
Lydia Blakeley. <em>St. Leger Stakes</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches  (150 x 200 cm)
Lydia Blakeley.<em>Creasing</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches  (150 x 200 cm)

Hospitality. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Hospitality. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Hospitality. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Hospitality. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Hospitality. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Lydia Blakeley. Triumph, 2019. Oil on linen, 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (40 x 60 cm)

Lydia Blakeley. Charities, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches (150 x 200 cm)

Lydia Blakeley. St. Leger Stakes, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches (150 x 200 cm)

Lydia Blakeley.Creasing, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches (150 x 200 cm)

<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Hospitality</em>. Installation view. Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
Lydia Blakeley. <em>Triumph</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 15 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches  (40 x 60 cm) thumbnail
Lydia Blakeley. <em>Charities</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches  (150 x 200 cm) thumbnail
Lydia Blakeley. <em>St. Leger Stakes</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches  (150 x 200 cm) thumbnail
Lydia Blakeley.<em>Creasing</em>, 2019. Oil on linen, 59 x 78 3/4 inches  (150 x 200 cm) thumbnail



Steve Turner is pleased to present Hospitality, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Lydia Blakeley, all of which present scenes from horse races in Great Britain. They depict the characters one might see at these events including the security guards and sniffer dogs who are stationed at the entrance; waiters in the hospitality tent; and tipsy patrons, some of whom have passed out. As a group, the paintings are a patchwork of scenes at the races with the characters captured in tabloid moments of enjoyment, distraction and oblivion.

Lydia Blakeley (b. 1980, Bracknell, Berkshire, England) earned an MFA at Goldsmiths, London (2019) and a BFA at Leeds College of Art (2016). Her work has been included in exhibitions at PlazaPlaza, London (2019): J Hammond Projects, London (2019); SET, London (2019) and Paradise Works, Manchester (2019). Hospitality is Blakeley’s debut solo exhibition in the United States. She lives and works in North Yorkshire, England.