Adam Linn: Edge Crush

14 Jan 2023 – 11 Feb 2023

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11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Edge Crush, a solo exhibition by New York-based Adam Linn featuring new paintings that depict stretched, twisted, condensed and collapsed domestic spaces. The edges of his paintings serve to confine the image within, undermining the common notion that there is a world of implied imagery beyond the perimeter of a canvas. Linn reveals and conceals, giving objects anthropomorphic traits that get intertwined with the main figure so as to blur the distinction between the animate and inanimate and to make the main figure almost indiscernible. Like a warm taffy pull, locks, keys and zippers stretch into impossible articulations that defy their conventional material constraints and entirely lack straight lines. According to Linn, his distorted compositions aim to disrupt the heteronormative assumptions aligned with the idea of home.

Adam Linn (born 1995, Pittsburgh) earned a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (2017) and has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado  and the Distillery Program at the Brewhouse Association in Pittsburgh. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles; Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York; Martha’s Contemporary, Austin; Eve Leibe, London and JPS, Hong Kong. He is currently pursuing his MFA in painting and drawing from SUNY Purchase.

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