October 18 – 21, 2012
Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to participate in Texas Contemporary at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston from October 18 – October 21, 2012. The gallery will present works by four artists: James Gobel, Pablo Rasgado, Rowan Wood and Jacob Yanes.
James Gobel will present two bodies of new work: large paintings made of felt which depict zaftig navy men set in backgrounds ‘sketched’ with yarn and colorful, and abstract felt paintings that have a more nuanced reference to the characters in the larger works through the use of flags, slogans and gestures. Gobel lives and works in San Francisco.
Pablo Rasgado will present two new paintings from his Unfolded Architecture series, in which the artist reassembles fragments from museum walls. These works draw upon the history of muralism as well as that of formal abstract painting. Rasgado lives and works in Mexico City.
Rowan Wood will present new paintings which at first glance appear to be clean, minimal abstractions. This perception breaks down after a few minutes of viewing and that is one of the artist’s objectives– to cause the attentive viewer to reevaluate his first impression. Wood lives and works in Los Angeles.
Jacob Yanes will present Philomela, a sculptural installation that retells the Greek myth of the same name through the use of unconventional materials: cardboard, wood putty and asphalt spray, in combination with a tapestry that contains text from Philomela, excerpts from slave narratives and text of the artist’s own composition. Yanes uses the precedent of classical sculpture to consider contemporary human behavior. By rethinking material, pose and gesture, he creates works that show the dilemmas and struggles inherent in existence. Yanes lives and works in Los Angeles