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