JOSH JEFFERSON

 HEAD FIRST

JUNE 24 - AUGUST 16, 2015

TURN Gallery is pleased to present Josh Jefferson’s first solo exhibit. Head First is a selection of Josh Jefferson’s portraits which invite us to unlearn what we see in mirrors and examine the masks we create for ourselves. Whether a few loose strokes or intricate layers of paint, ink and splatter, Josh Jefferson’s paintings elicit a raw sophistication. The layers in each painting cannot be viewed at once because no single layer dominates. They feed back on themselves in an intricate loop which fluctuates from viewing to viewing.

Josh Jefferson is a distinct draftsman, yet his skill lies in his ability to balance abandon and control. His tactile materials support each other and at the same time pull free with fierce independence. The exhibition includes his canvasses as well as works on paper.

PRESS

Brooklyn Rail, October 5, 2015