Turn Up the Heat


PRESS RELEASE: Turn Up the Heat, Jul 24 - Aug 15, 2014

Opening Thursday, July 24, 6 - 8PM

Works By:

William Betts
Omar Chacon
Cathy Choi
Carlos Estrada-Vega
Kevin Finklea
Rainer Gross
Vadim Katznelson
Venske & Spänle
Heidi Spector
William Steiger
Evan Stoller
Nan Swid
Richard Thatcher
Bill Thompson

In escaping the heat of summer, artists often find that the time and leisure that accompanies the season in fact presents a prime and refreshing opportunity to create in the studio. Turn Up the Heat at Margaret Thatcher Projects offers a condensed viewing of artists' works from the gallery program alongside modernist furniture by Stoller Works.  

Highlights of the exhibition include new paintings by Carlos-Estrada-Vega demonstrating the artist’s worn and weathered puzzle-like compositions while Impression 07 and 09 by Rainer Gross elaborate on the artist’s exploration of richly textured, tactile, abstract surfaces. In Dominion 5Kevin Finklea expands his scale whereas Omar Chacon looks to early-Renaissance works in establishing his palette for Precursor de Las dos Messalinas.