Drawing & Weaving by 19 Artists

Steve Turner is pleased to present Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, a three-room exhibition that will juxtapose the works of diverse international artists:

Ekta Aggarwal (Los Angeles)
Laylah Ali (Williamstown, Massachusetts)
Joaquin Boz (Buenos Aires)
Diedrick Brackens (Los Angeles)
Mitsuko Brooks (Los Angeles)
Hannah Epstein (Toronto)
Simon Evans™ (New York)
Jamie Felton (Los Angeles)
Luke Forsyth (Los Angeles)
Kyle Goldbach (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
Elizabeth Huey (Los Angeles)
Young Joo Lee (Los Angeles)
Kyung Me (New Haven)
Claire Milbrath (Montreal)
Robyn O’Neil (Los Angeles)
Conrad Ruiz (Los Angeles)
Camilo Restrepo (Medellín)
Altoon Sultan (Groton, Vermont)
Walter Sutin (San Diego)

In combining drawing, weaving and other textiles techniques, Through-Line aims to highlight the resurgence of handmade works that artists create with yarn, pencil, crayon or oil stick. The works themselves are diverse, with abstraction represented by the monochromatic grey drawing of Joaquín Boz and the colorful geometry in Altoon Sultan’s hooked rugs. The figure is present in varying styles as well— in Laylah Ali’s and Claire Milbrath’s elegant line drawings, in Camilo Restrepo’s large cartoon-filled drawing, in silhouette in Diedrick Brackens’ weaving, and in shaded form in Robyn O’Neil’s work. Text, existing somewhere between abstraction and figuration, is central in the weaving and drawings by Kyle Goldbach, Mitsuko Brooks’ assemblage and the collage by Simon Evans™. What links these varied works, their through-line, is the focus on the handmade, the intimate and the personal.

Opening reception: Saturday July 21, 7:00 – 9:00 PM