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Elemental Andy Moses Jen Stark Kelsey Brookes


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illiam Turner Gallery is pleased to present Elemental, an exhibition featuring Andy Moses, Jen Stark and Kelsey Brookes – each of whom has gained recognition for their use of vibrant color and pulsating rhythmic forms to create powerful visual experiences. Each artist takes the viewer on a transcendent journey, exploring and utilizing elements of the natural world as points of departure. Moses’s symphonic interplay of line and color react to the geological world, sometimes bringing to mind other-worldly landscapes, magmatic pooling or primal seas. Stark’s works often resemble fantastical organic and geologic structures and are suffused with charged, undulating layers and patterns that often mirror the unexpected, implausible designs found in nature. Brookes combines his knowledge of biochemistry and cognitive science to create bright, intricately expansive paintings that draw inspiration from the shapes of drug compounds, molecular structures and the sense of hallucinogenic states that they can induce to heighten the viewer’s sensory perceptions.


Andy Moses

Born in Los Angeles in 1962, Andy Moses was raised in Santa Monica CA. He studied at California Institute of the Arts from 1979-1982 then moved to New York in 1982 and began exhibiting in the mid-eighties. He moved back to California in early 2000 where he continues to work out of his studio in Venice. The unique light of Southern California has influenced Moses as it did the generation of perceptual artists who came before. Moses has been equally influenced by the infinite vistas of the Ocean and Desert. “I am interested in the zone between abstraction and imagery that reflects the natural world on both micro and macro scales.” Moses’ work can be found in many prominent collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Orange County Museum of Art, The Laguna Art Museum and The Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation.


Andy Moses, Geodesy 1205, 2018 acrylic on canvas over circular wood panel 60 inch diameter


Andy Moses, Geodesy 1501, 2018 acrylic on canvas over circular wood panel 72 inch diameter


Geodesy 1501, 2018, acrylic on canvas over circular wood panel, 72 inch diameter


Andy Moses, Geodesy 1204, 2018, acrylic on canvas over circular wood panel, 60 inch diameter


Jen Stark, Pink & Blue & Andy Moses, Geodesy 1502


Andy Moses, Geodesy 1502, 2018, acrylic on canvas over circular wood panel, 72 inch diameter


Andy Moses, Geodesy 1502, 2018, acrylic on canvas over circular wood panel, 72 inch diameter


DETAILS - Andy Moses, Geodesy 1502, 2018, acrylic on canvas over circular wood panel, 72 inch diameter


Andy Moses, Geomorphology 1704, 2017, Acrylic on polycarbonate mounted on Conch wood panel, 59 x 94 inches


Andy Moses Geodesy 225, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel

20 in diameter

Andy Moses Geodesy 104, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel 16 in diameter

Andy Moses Geodesy 226, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel 20 in diameter

Andy Moses Geodesy 221, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel 20 in diameter


Andy Moses Geodesy 223, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel 20 in diameter

Andy Moses Geodesy 227, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel 20 in diameter

Andy Moses Geodesy 105, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel 16 in diameter

Andy Moses Geodesy 220, 2018 Acrylic on lucite panel 20 in diameter


Jen Stark Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983 and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 2005. Since then, Stark has exhibited globally, with major shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Thailand and Canada. Stark draws inspiration from vivid colors of the natural world – the attractant/repellent properties of flowers encouraging pollination; insects warning birds of their poisonous traits, the luminous mystery of phosphorescent sea creatures – all are in direct conversation. “My work concentrates on optical designs that mimic mandalas and sacred geometry. Through the use of psychedelic colors and repetition, I create patterns that seem to make static objects vibrate and move. The results resound with ideas of replication and infinity, often on a minute scale, echoing patterns and intelligent designs found in nature.” Via these corporeal abstractions, spectators are led onto the astral plane; there’s a transcendence to Stark’s pieces where the vibrational phases become a sacrosanct and curative experience for the viewer. Stark’s work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the West Collection, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and MOCA Miami, among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Installation: Gold KENMcKEN, Plane Image, Q Train, Tribeca


Jen Stark, Cascade, 2016, felt-tip pen on paper, 12 x 16 in


Jen Stark, Pink & Blue, 2018, laser cut mirrored plex, wood, paint, 36 x 35 x 1 in


Jen Stark, Organic Drip & Andy Moses, Geodesy 1502


Jen Stark, Organic Drip, 2016, acrylic on wood, 108 x 72 x 1 in


Installation: Save The Robots & Pali Gap Jen Stark, Organic Drip, 2016, acrylic on wood, 108 x 72 x 1 in


Jen Stark, Mono Chrome, 2017, acrylic on wood, 46 x 46 x 1 in


Nightfall #8, 2016, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in


Jen Stark, Prisma Chrome, 2017, acrylic on wood, 46 x 46 x 1 in


Jen Stark, Ablaze, 2018, acrylic on wood, 47 x 62.5 x1 in


Elemental T

he William Turner Gallery is pleased to present Nightfall, an exhibition of recent work by Los Angeles based artist, Curtis Ripley. Curtis Ripley’s newest works allude to intangible moments and phenomena we collectively experience- a season come and gone, the flicker of an emotion, a time of day or a quality of light. In this new series, Ripley will be presenting works that celebrate the night itself as well as nocturnes in music, poetry and paintings. These works are improvisational and concerned with creating an atmosphere and spacial depth that capture the mood of an evening’s mystery. The influence of music and poetry in Ripley’s creative process is evident as vibrant strokes shimmer and dance over the canvas, like words on a page or notes in a song. His paintings are rhythmic, playful and intimate. They surpass the constriction of literal interpretation and instead are meant to be evocative and experienced. Taking cues from the anti-figurative aesthetic of American Abstract Expressionists, Ripley’s process is one of spontaneity and gesture. Color is applied in broad strokes atop a black gesso surface. The paintings show the marks of their creation - splatters and drips are allowed to live on the surface, serving as reminders of the artist’s process. Ripley uses brushes and rags to wipe out and repaint the surface, obscuring previous layers while gradually building up others to create depth and movement. As Ripley says of his work - “My hope is to create paintings that are timeless, lyrical and full of life.”


Kelsey Brookes Kelsey Brookes was born in Denver, CO in 1978 and studied at Colorado State University, graduating in 2000. Since then, Brookes has had solo exhibitions in La Jolla, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, London and Berlin. Brookes’ two main bodies of work, molecules and aesthetic abstractions, are created with a rigorous process of attentiveness, which provides visual evidence of both an artistic process and meditative practice. “The brain and its product, the mind, are a fascinating subject. I question existence, both philosophically and scientifically, and because of my background, a good place to start my interrogation of life is through the material science of the brain.” KELSEY BROOKES: Psychedelic Space is the first monograph of the artist’s artwork and examines three years of work and four solo exhibitions. His work belongs in esteemed private collections, as well as the public permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation.


Kelsey Brookes Golden Mean (1X Series) Acrylic on panel, 2017, 33 in. diameter set


Kelsey Brookes, Batrachotoxin, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 72 in


DETAIL: Kelsey Brookes, Batrachotoxin


Kelsey Brookes, Golden Mean (1X Series), 2017 Acrylic on panel, 7.93 in. diameter, 12.7 in. diameter, 20.5 in. diameter, 33 in. diameter set


Kelsey Brookes Golden Mean (1X Series) Acrylic on panel, 2017, 7.93 in. diameter 12.7 in. diameter, 20.5 in. diameter, 33 in. diameter set


Kelsey Brookes A Line Through the Rainbow (Yellow to Orange), 2017 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 60 in


ANDY MOSES SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017 30 Year Survey – Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery Santa Monica College, CA 2017 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2016 William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2015 Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton, NY 2014 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2014 William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2011 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 2010 William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2010 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2009 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2008 Bjorn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY 2008 Sam Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2008 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2007 Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica 2007 Galleri S.E Bergen, Norway 2007 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2006 McClain Gallery, Houston, TX 2006 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2005 Patricia Faure Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2005 McClain Gallery, Houston, TX 2004 Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL 2004 Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2003 Off Main Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1998 Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY 1997 Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1996 Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY 1995 Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY 1988 Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1987 Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY 1981 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA MUSEUM AND INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS 2017 Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “California Dreamin”, Malibu, CA 2017 30-Year Survey – Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery Santa Monica College, CA 2016 Mana Contemporary, “Made in California”, Jersey City, NJ 2016 Ramapo College Art Gallery, Mahwah, NJ 2015 Mana Contemporary, “Made in California”, Miami, FL 2014 Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “Environmental Impact”, Malibu, CA 2014 Laguna Art Museum, “Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Laguna Beach, CA 2012 Museum of Art & History, “Inaugural Exhibition”, Lancaster, CA 2011 Villa Di Donato, “Immaterial Spaces”, Naples, Italy 2010 Contemporary Arts Center, “Elements of Nature”, New Orleans, LA 2009 Laguna Art Museum, “Collecting California”, Laguna Beach, CA 2009 Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “Elements of Nature”, Malibu, CA 2008 Laguna Art Museum, “Recent Acquisitions”, Laguna Beach, CA 2008 American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA 2007 Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, “Made In California”, Malibu, CA 2006 Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “LA Art Scene”, Los Angeles, CA 2005 Riverside Art Museum, “Flow”, Riverside, CA 2003 Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 1988 Newport Harbor Art Museum, “Skeptical Beliefs”, Newport Beach, CA 1987 Fondazione Michetti, Franca Villa Al Mare, Italy


JEN STARK SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Miami International Airport, Miami, FL Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, FL The West Collection, Oaks, PA The Christy & Bill Gautreaux Collection, Kansas City, MO Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA The Goldman Collection, Miami, FL The Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Sagamore Collection, Miami Beach, FL Debra and Jeff Wechsler Collection, Miami, FL Soho House Miami Collection, Miami Beach, FL PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS/MURALS 2018 Sculpture, “Tunnel Vision”, Santa Monica, CA 2017 Mural, “Chromatic Cascade”, Private Commission, Los Angeles, CA 2017 Mural & Installation, “Ooze”, McDermott, Will & Emery, Miami, Fl 2016 Mural, “Drip Down”, Hard Rock Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2015 Mural, Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA 2015 Mural, The Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY 2015 Mural, “Technicolor Ooze”, Culver City, CA 2014 Installation, “Driptych”, Billboard installation, Art City Project, San Francisco, CA 2014 Mural, “Meltdown”, Miami International Airport, Miami, FL 2013 Mural, “Cosmic Explosion”, Vornado, Washington, D.C. 2011 Sculpture & Mural, “Wormhole” & “Drippy”, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Rosemont, IL 2011 Mural, “Acid Free”, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2008 Mural, Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL


KELSEY BROOKES SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 FIBONACCI, WAVE FORMS & CAPSID SYMMETRIES, Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA 2017 1.618 MONOPRINTS, Pace Prints, New York, NY KELSEY BROOKES: POSITION, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI KELSEY BROOKES: THE MATHEMATICS UNDERLYING ART, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY 2016 THE GOLDEN RATIO: AESTHETICS AND MATHEMATICS, Compound Project, Malibu, CA 2015 PSYCHEDELIC SPACE, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA PLANTS OF THE GODS, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY 2014 SLEEP: THE SCIENCE AND THE MYSTERY, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI 2013 BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY, Judith Charles Gallery, New York, NY RECREATIONAL DRUGS, Valmorbida, London, UK 2012 SEROTONIN: HAPPINESS AND SPIRITUAL STATES, Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA MEDITATIONS ON SYMMETRY, Compound Projects, Malibu, CA 2011 DESIRES OF THE SOUL, The Outsiders, London, England 2010-2011 KELSEY BROOKES – CAPED CREATURES, Circle Culture Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2009 BIGGER, BRIGHTER, BOLDER, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA 2008 KELSEY BROOKES, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA 2007 SUPER NUMERARY, Milieu Gallery, Bern, Switzerland PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA Chapman University, The Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, Orange, CA


Production: Rob Brander

Photography: Rob Brander

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ELEMENTAL: Andy Moses - Jen Stark - Kelsey Brookes  

Catalog for Exhibition at William Turner Gallery titled Elemental and featuring the work of Andy Moses, Jen Stark and Kelsey Brookes Eac...

ELEMENTAL: Andy Moses - Jen Stark - Kelsey Brookes  

Catalog for Exhibition at William Turner Gallery titled Elemental and featuring the work of Andy Moses, Jen Stark and Kelsey Brookes Eac...