Paige Jiyoung Moon

Yesterday

November 21–December 23, 2020



Installation views

<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Yesterday. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
<em>Yesterday</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail

Works

Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Painting Day</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Teotihuacan and Us</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Paige Jiyoung Moon.<em> Zion and Us</em>, 2019. Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Sunset Golfing</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Bryce Canyon and Us</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>All Day Here</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 16 x 16 inches (40.6 x 40.6 cm)
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Lonely Paddle Boarder</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)
Paige Jiyoung Moon.<em> Carlos With His Shelf</em>, 2019. Acrylic on panel, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. Painting Day, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. Teotihuacan and Us, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. Zion and Us, 2019. Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. Sunset Golfing, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. Bryce Canyon and Us, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. All Day Here, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 16 x 16 inches (40.6 x 40.6 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. Lonely Paddle Boarder, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. Carlos With His Shelf, 2019. Acrylic on panel, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Painting Day</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm) thumbnail
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Teotihuacan and Us</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) thumbnail
Paige Jiyoung Moon.<em> Zion and Us</em>, 2019. Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) thumbnail
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Sunset Golfing</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm) thumbnail
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Bryce Canyon and Us</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) thumbnail
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>All Day Here</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 16 x 16 inches (40.6 x 40.6 cm) thumbnail
Paige Jiyoung Moon. <em>Lonely Paddle Boarder</em>, 2020. Acrylic on panel, 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm) thumbnail
Paige Jiyoung Moon.<em> Carlos With His Shelf</em>, 2019. Acrylic on panel, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm) thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Yesterday, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based Paige Jiyoung Moon that consists of intricately rendered paintings depicting memories of the artist’s pre-Covid life. Most depict special experiences such as trips to Catalina Island, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon or the pyramids near Mexico City. Others depict more mundane scenes such as her husband driving golf balls or a group of friends painting the walls of her house. Moon does not always follow rules of perspective or scale, but that does not diminish her paintings. They have an innocence that shines through, recalling a more carefree time. In a Los Angeles Times review of Moon’s 2019 solo exhibition, Leah Ollman wrote:

“[Moon’s] honesty also injects a queasy contradiction with weighty import: The very kind of intense scrutiny of experience that Moon practices in composing these paintings is exactly what extensive time on the small screen disallows. Her manner of crisply and comprehensively transcribing the visual world might seem a thing of the past, but it is her patient, immersive, voracious way of seeing that is the real lost art.”

Born in Seoul, Moon moved to the United States to study at Art Center, Pasadena from which she earned a BFA in 2012. She has had solo exhibitions at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston and La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles. This is her second solo exhibition at Steve Turner, Los Angeles.

Paige Jiyoung Moon creates intricately rendered paintings depicting memories that she wants to preserve. Some depict special experiences such as trips to National Parks. Others depict her with her husband and friends in ordinary activity. Moon does not always follow rules of perspective or scale, but that does not diminish her paintings. They have an honesty and innocence that shines through.


Born 1984, Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education
2012
BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

2007
Seoul National University of Technology

Solo Exhibitions
2020
Yesterday, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2019
Days of Our Lives, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2017
Recent Paintings, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

Group Exhibitions
2019
Enter Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen
Power of Ten, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Code Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen
Ogdoad, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
Unvarnished Truth, SPACE, Pasadena

2016
Moment in Color, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena

2013
Post Its 9, Giant Robot, Los Angeles
Beer is Art, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles

Bibliography
2019
Zellen, Jody. “Steve Turner LA: Paige Jiyoung Moon,” Artillery, February 5
Caldwell, Ellen C. “Paige Jiyoung Moon’s Days of Our Lives,” RIOT MATERIAL, January 29
Ollman, Leah. “Review: L.A. artist Paige Jiyoung Moon’s paintings capture daily life with voracious detail,” Los Angeles Times, January 19

2017
McQuaid, Cate. “Perspectives and portals in paint at Steven Zevitas Gallery,” The Boston Globe, December 27
Shi, Diana. “It’s Always the Weekend in These Intricate Paintings of Downtime,” VICE, April 8

2016
Muraben, Billie. “Paige Jiyoung Moon’s autobiographical paintings are like one long lucid dream,” It’s Nice That, August 12

2014
Ball, Lilly. “Painting to Remember: An Interview with Paige Jiyoung Moon,” FORTH, December 8
Fulleylove, Rebecca. “Fantastically detailed scenes of everyday life with a twist from Paige Jiyoung Moon,” It’s Nice That, November 18
Roalf, Peggy. “Paige Jiyoung Moon,” DART, June 9
Caldwell, Ellen C. “Everyday Evocative: Paige Jiyoung Moon,” New American Paintings, March 18