Artist: Ishmael Randall Weeks
November 17, 2016 – December 23, 2016
Los Angeles, USA
Exploring the legacies of modernism and Arte Povera, Randall Weeks will present a room-sized sculptural installation, Ejercicios Para Un Nuevo Mundo V (Exercises For A New World V) that consists of cranium-size chunks of raw mineral ore (silver, gold and copper) sourced from three mines in the Peruvian Andes. The stones have been drilled and attached to steel-pipe armatures that were bent into forms representing outdoor playground structures common to Latin American housing developments of the 1960s.
Two wall works, Paisaje/Repisa I-II (Landscape/Shelf I-II) will also be presented. Each consists of shelves made of copper plating over steel that has been coated with the mineral dust that was left over from the process of creating the sculptural installation. The shelves hold a copperized mold of a calcified tree that was found in a mine, a copper-plated styrofoam plate, and some fragments of minerals.
Artist: Pablo Rasgado
May 9 – June 6, 2015
Steve Turner Contemporary
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The show features five bodies of work from the last seven years. Rasgado’s works deal with such natural phenomena as gravity, light and energy along with their attendant results—time and ephemerality. He uses a variety of familiar materials—drywall, glass, tape, florescent bulbs, dirt, spiderwebs—to focus on that which is just beyond ordinary perception. In a sense, each work is a clock, recording decay and change over time. Deceptively simple, the works constitute a compendium of phenomena just beyond the grasp of material experience.
Pablo Rasgado (b. Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, 1984) has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2011, 2012 & 2014); Arratia Beer, Berlin (2012 & 2014); OMR, Mexico City (2013); and Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2011). He has also had work in group exhibitions at CAM Raleigh (2014); The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013); Ex Magazzini di San Cassian, Art Collateral Events, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Herzlya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (2013); Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2012); and Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (2010). His work is owned by public collections including Wattis Foundation, San Francisco; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He lives and works in Mexico City.
Selected Biographical Information
Education / Training
- 2010: Proyecciones y Superficies Workshop, National Center for the Arts, Mexico City, Mexico.
- 2010: Ejercicio de Correspondencia Workshop, SOMA, Mexico.
- 2007: Diploma Course in Museology, Centro Cultural Casa Lamm, Mexico City, Mexico.
- 2006: BFA, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Mexico.
- 2003: Diploma Course in Photography, Centro Morelense de las Artes, Mexico.
Prizes / Fellowships
- 2013: Artist-in-residence, SE RENTA.
- 2012: Bancomer MACG Program Fellow.
- 2011: Artist-in-residence, La Chambre Blanche, Québec, Canada.
- 2011: International Residency Program at the École Superier d’Art et Design, Saint Ettienne, France.
- 2010: Young Creators Grant, Painting, National Fund for Culture and Arts, Mexico.
- 2007: Mexican American Fellowship, Mexican American Foundation.
- 2013: “Vanishing Act”, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
- 2012: “Monochromatic Muralism”, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany.
- 2012: “Victoria Pirrica”, ATEA, Mexico City, Mexico.
- 2011: “Arquitectura Desdoblada”, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico.
- 2011: “Wall to Wall”, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
- 2008: “Eternity in an Empty Room”, Arcaute Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico.
- 2013: “Other People’s Problems: Conflicts and Paradoxes”, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Avi.
- 2013: “When Attitudes Became Form Becomes Attitudes”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, USA.
- 2013: “Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA.
- 2012: “Tiempo de Sospecha”, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico.
- 2012: Bienal Tamayo, MACO, Oaxaca, Mexico.
- 2011: Transitio_MX04- Festival of Electronic Arts and Video, Mexico City, Mexico.
- 2012: “Arquitectura Desdoblada/Unfolded Architecture, ” Beau Dessordre Press, First Edition, Mexico.
- 2012: “Nieve”, Malpais ediciones, First Edition, Mexico.
- 2010: “Desde las entrañas de Teotihuacan”, México Desconocido Magazine #404, XXXIV, October.
- 2009: “Preserración de Forma y Equilibrio”, Oráculo, Revista de Poesia #29-30, año 9, October.
- 2009: “Six years on paper”, Bard Free Press, Volume 10, issue 5, 2009.