9 January 2021, 11:00 - 6 February 2021, 18:00

Kate Klingbeil: Grown Woman

Steve Turner , 6830 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA

Steve Turner is pleased to present Grown Woman, a solo exhibition by Milwaukee-based Kate Klingbeil which features new anthropomorphic paintings and sculptures that she created upon her return to Wisconsin after the onset of Covid. Her paintings depict fantastical underground landscapes and complex ecosystems that draw upon her upbringing in the rural Midwest and which represent the dark side of her mind. She has an idiosyncratic painting process that involves the construction of painted passages on plastic that she later removes and affixes to her complicated compositions of above and below ground landscapes. The layering of these painted elements yields deeply textured, sculptural paintings. Grown Woman also introduces a new aspect of Klingbeil’s practice–cast brass and iron sculpture–that she made during her recent residency in the Arts/Industry program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.