Maria Anwander, Deborah Grant, Luis Hidalgo, Jonas Lund, Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Rafaël Rozendaal, Michael Staniak and Yung Jake
January 10 – February 7, 2015
NEW LOCATION: 6830 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038
(just west of the intersection of Santa Monica and Highland)
Steve Turner is pleased to present Space Program, the inaugural exhibition at our new Hollywood location. Featuring works by Maria Anwander, Deborah Grant, Luis Hidalgo, Jonas Lund, Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Rafaël Rozendaal, Michael Staniak and Yung Jake, the exhibition marks the first time most of our gallery artists will be showing together. In so doing, we aim to highlight connections within our program: Five of the artists (Hidalgo, Lund, Rozendaal, Staniak and Yung Jake) create works that are inspired by the internet and technology; Anwander and Rasgado critique institutions; and Deborah Grant and Camilo Restrepo use drawing and collage to take on big social issues. Anwander, Grant, Lund, Restrepo and Yung Jake reuse found materials, and all of our artists fall into the “new paintings” category.
The new gallery, designed by Richard Prantis, occupies a 1920s concrete warehouse that was once served by the old Pacific Electric Railroad. The gallery features a 2500 square foot main exhibition space, a project room, a viewing room and a rooftop deck for performance, video, and other special projects. Located in a neighborhood with other contemporary galleries, Steve Turner looks forward to becoming part of a new art center.
Maria Anwander will present Erased Pictures from Flash Art N°283, an installation that consists of an altered issue of Flash Art—the artist erased and accumulated the erasure dust from every illustration in the issue.
New York-based Deborah Grant will present a group of paintings that were part of her 2014 solo exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York.
Luis Hidalgo, based in Cuernavaca, Mexico, will present a new digital painting on mirror.
Los Angeles-based Yung Jake will present a new sculptural work comprised of found metal and found images.
Amsterdam-based Jonas Lund will present VIP (Monitors), part of a new series that utilizes two monitors, a webcam and Lund’s customized software to gather data for the purposes of later creating viewer improved paintings.
Mexico City-based Pablo Rasgado will present a pair of sculptural works made from the remnants of two columns that were removed from the site in order to create the open space of the main gallery. They will be presented in the location where they stood for some ninety years.
Medellín-based Camilo Restrepo will present his largest work to date, a drawing (6 x 20 feet) in his dense signature style that addresses the trauma created by the drug-related violence in Colombia.
New York-based Rafaël Rozendaal will present Abstract Browsing, embroidered textiles that represent popular websites. Produced for the Moving Museum Istanbul, the works consist of fabric embroidered by villagers in Şile, a city on the shores of the Black Sea famous for its textile production.
Melbourne-based Michael Staniak will present paintings from his newest series (BMP). They refer to the history of painted images and suggest that permanence can be an aspect of digital work.