Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tempest Turner June 13th

Lainya MagaƱa and Space07 are pleased to present Tempest Turner, a collection of new work by Bay Area artist, Jesse Hazelip. Taken from the name of a WWII bomber plane, Tempest Turner provides commentary about a time when the world was enlightened to the limitless power of man’s destructive will and how the mistakes of the past seem to be ignored by the actions of the present. Painstaking illustrations meld WWII machinery, such as guns and planes, with buffalo and heron, contrastin g the delicate beauty of nature with the menacing power of man. Hazelip’s work is made contemporary through his use of variant forms of media: wheatpaste, silkscreen, and salvaged materials. These mediums speak to his experience as a graffiti artist and the political nature of his work. Tempest Turner will include an impressive array of large-scale works as well as smaller, framed pieces. Featured work will include ink on paper, mixed media on found wood, limited edition silkscreen prints, and acrylic on wood.