Phil Wagner

Ladies and Gentlemen

January 7 – February 11, 2017
Opening Reception: January 7, 6-8



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Ladies and Gentlemen, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, Installation view, Steve Turner, January 2017

Untitled (Greater Los Angeles), 2016. Acryli on canvas, 102 1/2 x 76 inches

Untitled (Greater Los Angeles), 2016. Acryli on canvas, 102 1/2 x 76 inches (detail)

Untitled (Greater Los Angeles), 2016. Acryli on canvas, 102 1/2 x 112 inches

Untitled (Greater Los Angeles), 2016. Acryli on canvas, 102 1/2 x 76 inches

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Ladies and Gentlemen, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based Phil Wagner that features paintings of numbers and dotted lines. Uniformly painted in black, white and grey, the numbers are instantly recognizable as phone numbers because the first three numbers are area codes within Los Angeles County. Consequently, Wagner has transformed seemingly random numbers into painterly images with regional identity.

Phil Wagner (born 1974, East Moline, Illinois) earned a BFA from Illinois State University (1996) and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute (1998). He has had solo exhibitions at UNTITLED, New York (2010, 2012, 2015); Mihai Nicodim, Los Angeles (2013); and two-person exhibitions with Henry Taylor at Rental Gallery, New York (2010) and with Jean-luc Moulene at The Arts Club, London (2013).

Born 1974, East Moline, Illinois

Lives and work in Los Angeles

Education
1998        MFA San Francisco Art Institute
1996        BFA Illinois State University

Solo Exhibitions
2017        Ladies and Gentlemen, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
2016        Black Standard, Capital Gallery at Minnesota St. Project, San Francisco
2015        It’s Been Too Long, Untitled Gallery, New York
2013        End of March, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles
                 Phil Wagner/ Jean-Luc Moulene, The Arts Club, London
2012        With Love, Untitled Gallery, New York
2011        Voila, Parker Jones Gallery, Los Angeles
2010        Gracias, Untitled Gallery, New York
                  Phil Wagner/Henry Taylor, Rental Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions
2016        Cosmic Connections, Totah Gallery, New York
2014        In Conversation with George Nakashima, Matthew Chambers, Rob Davis,
                  Roger Herman, Henry Taylor, and Phil Wagner
2013        Art at the Core, Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
                  Farewell Rodney, Curated by Rashid Johnson, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012        Interruption, Curated by Kim Light, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
                  Into the Surface, Brand New Gallery, Milan
2011        American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
2010        Painting and Space, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
                  Phil Wagner, David Adamo, Heather Cook, Brendan Fowler, Rashid Johnson,
                  Untitled Gallery, New York