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Galería Mascota is pleased to present Blair Thurman’s recent work in his first solo exhibition in Mexico.
Marked by the likes Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Steve Parrino, Blair Thurman participates in a dialogue about the limits of image-making. His influences range from Pop Art and Minimalism to childhood relics, popular music and the cinema of the seventies. Thurman appropriates the inheritance of abstraction in a free and eclectic way, combining a personal iconography with the inherent challenges of painting, which results in multidimensional pieces.
His standardized forms pulled from slot-car race tracks, architectural frameworks, and found shapes from daily life, go hand in hand with intimate souvenirs — the fascinations of boyhood working to render the subliminal realm of abstract geometries more idiosyncratic and accessible. Thurman refers to the style and significance of his work as his “signature-content” as he investigates the intersection between our cultural environment and our imagined fantasies, examining the memory and poetry embedded in the very act of looking.
Dustin Hodges (b. 1984) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He completed a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge MA in 2006, and went on to study at Städelschule, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, in Frankfurt, 2006–2007. In 2012 Hodges received his MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY. Recent solo exhibitions include: Soothing Tranquil Energy at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (2018); toke of proof krept shep’ly at Galeria Mascota, Mexico City, Mexico (2016); The Brown Decades at Off Vendome, Düsseldorf, Germany (2015); Late Stick Style at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, NY (2014). Selected group exhibitions include: Soft Corners at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (2018); 7 Years at The Meeting, New York, NY (2017); Kavita B Schmid at Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York, NY (2016); Body Bildung at Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany (2015); mutter der mann mit dem koks ist da at Kensington Church, Montreal, Canada (2015); and Couplings at Taylor Macklin Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland (2014)