June 8, 2019

Surface Tension @ Steve Turner, Los Angeles - Joaquin Boz, Siro Cugusi, Stevie Dix, Kiyoshi Kaneshiro, Gabby Rosenberg, Jessica Wilson

Joaquin Boz, Siro Cugusi, Stevie Dix, Kiyoshi Kaneshiro, Gabby Rosenberg, Jessica Wilson: Surface Tension
Steve Turner, Los Angeles
June 15 - July 23, 2019

Steve Turner presents Surface Tension, an exhibition featuring recent works by six emerging artists: Joaquin Boz (Buenos Aires); Siro Cugusi (Sardinia); Stevie Dix (Suffolk, England); Kiyoshi Kaneshiro (Alfred, New York); Gabby Rosenberg (Los Angeles) and Jessica Wilson (Glasgow). Each of the artists was selected for his or her distinctiveness–in philosophy, motivation, concept, process and result–and for his or her harmony with the others.

The diversity of styles is notable. Joaquin Boz paints on large wood panels with his hands, adding and removing colorful gestures until he decides that a painting is finished; Siro Cugusi creates fantastical scenes that are based on the flora of his native Sardinia and the fauna of his mind; Stevie Dix uses thick passages of paint to create personal symbol-laden paintings; Kiyoshi Kaneshiro uses bright pink and yellow glazes to create ceramic vessels that seem to have been frozen while exploding; Gabby Rosenberg composes with color fields to depict figures or abstract forms; and Rebecca Wilson applies simple passages of color against solid backgrounds.   

Though they sound very different when described, the works are compatible. Each has a traumatized surface that bears the scars and scratches of its maker’s labor, self-reflection and improvement.

STEVE TURNER
6830 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90038
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