Steve Turner is delighted to present In My Bag, a solo exhibition by Kansas City-dependent Bianca Fields that functions new paintings of screaming animals that the artist considers stand-ins for the psyche of her 6-12 months-old self, 1 who put in hours seeing “Tom and Jerry,” an American cartoon that portrayed the rivalry of Tom, the cat and Jerry, the mouse. Tom is the protagonist in several of Fields’s is effective, and due to the fact he barely spoke, Fields imagined his speech, one thing she proceeds to do in these performs. Fields, functioning with rigorous passion alongside with a perfectly managed silent focus, felt as if she was conjuring up her own internal demon. The ensuing performs have thick flourishes of lustrous hues, accents of copper that mirror the artist’s complexion, as well as scratched traces and textual content that express violence and vulnerability, some thing that Fields routinely encounters as an African American woman.
Bianca Fields (born 1995, Cleveland) acquired a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Artwork (2019) just before relocating to Kansas Metropolis. She had a solo exhibition with Dragon, Crab and Turtle, St. Louis (2021) and has had operate involved in group exhibitions with Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2021) L21, Palma de Mallorca (2021) and Galerie Droste, Paris (2021). This is Fields’ initial solo exhibition with Steve Turner.