Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part II

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part II

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part II

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part II

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part II

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part II

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part II

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue


Steven Hull
Another Day Dawning
2017
Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame
90 x 69 ¼ x 4 in / 228.6 x 175.9 x 10.2 cm
SH_017
 


Steven Hull
Song Without an Ending
2017
Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame
56 x 71 ¾ x 3 ½ in / 142.2 x 182.3 cm
SH_019
 


Steven Hull
Deplorables

(front)

2017
Mixed media
92 H x 105 W x 54 D in / 233.7 x 266.7 x 137.6 cm
SH_018
 


Steven Hull
Deplorables 
(back)
2017
Mixed media
92 H x 105 W x 54 D in / 233.7 x 266.7 x 137.6 cm
SH_018
 

Steven Hull
Deplorables
2017
(detail)
Mixed media
92 H x 105 W x 54 D in / 233.7 x 266.7 x 137.6 cm
SH_018
 

Steven Hull
Deplorables
2017
(detail)
Mixed media
92 H x 105 W x 54 D in / 233.7 x 266.7 x 137.6 cm
SH_018
 

Steven Hull
Deplorables
2017
(detail)
Mixed media
92 H x 105 W x 54 D in / 233.7 x 266.7 x 137.6 cm
SH_018
 

Steven Hull
Deplorables
2017
(detail)
Mixed media
92 H x 105 W x 54 D in / 233.7 x 266.7 x 137.6 cm
SH_018
 

Steven Hull
Deplorables
2017
(detail)
Mixed media
92 H x 105 W x 54 D in / 233.7 x 266.7 x 137.6 cm
SH_018
 


Steven Hull
He Has Risen
2017
Mixed media
210 H x 19 W x 28 D in / 210.8 x 48.2 x 71.1 cm 
SH_020
 


Steven Hull
He Has Risen
(detail)
2017
Mixed media
210 H x 19 W x 28 D in / 210.8 x 48.2 x 71.1 cm 
SH_020
 


Steven Hull
Golden Sunset
2017
Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame
75 x 90 ¼ x 4 in / 190.5 x 229.2 x 10.2 cm
SH_021
 


Steven Hull
The River Flows East in the Spring
2017
Acryic on canvas in artist's frame
61 x 72 x 3 ½ in / 154.9 x 182.8 x 8.9 cm
SH_022
 

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part I

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part I

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

Part I

2017

Installation view at 313 N. Fairfax Avenue

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Sculpture: Electric Shopper cart circa 1951, painted wooden horn, sunglasses, CB radio,mannequin figure(s), vintage firehouse cart, battleship sculpture made of tuna cans, sardine cans, wood and metal.

Soundtrack duration: 56’ 21”

81 x 51 x 161 in / 205.7 x 129.5 x 408.9 cm overall

SH_012

Steven Hull

Crippled by Guilt

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Sculpture: Found wooden barrel, plastic model church, American flag, Confederate flag, plywood flag poles.

Painting: 84 x 109 3/4 x 3 ½ in / 214 x 278.8 x 8.9 cm

Sculpture: 46 1/2 x 22 x 22 in / 118.1 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm

SH_014

Steven Hull

Crippled by Guilt

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Crippled by Guilt

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Crippled by Guilt

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Sculpture: Electric Shopper cart circa 1951, painted wooden horn, sunglasses, CB radio,mannequin figures, vintage firehouse cart, battleship sculpture made of tuna cans, sardine cans, wood and metal.

Soundtrack duration: 56’ 21”

81 x 51 x 161 in / 205.7 x 129.5 x 408.9 cm overall

SH_012

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Detail view

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Detail view

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Detail view

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Detail view

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Detail view

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Detail view

Steven Hull

If Jesus Gives Us Everything We Want, We'll Love Him

2017

Various found objects with sound

Detail view

Steven Hull

Lucky Penny

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist frames and sculpture

Sculpture: Found steel trash can, cement, steel tree sculpture, acrylic paint.

Painting: 84 x 110 x 3 ½ in / 214 x 279.4 x 8.9 cm

Sculpture: 75 x 22 x 22 in / 144.8 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm

SH_013

Steven Hull

Lucky Penny

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist frames and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Lucky Penny

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist frames and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Lucky Penny

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist frames and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Lucky Penny

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist frames and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Move Into the Light

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Sculpture: Found wooden barrel, found clown figure, fabric, paint and resin.

Painting: 84 x 110 ½ x 3 ½ in / 214 x 280.7 x 8.9 cm

Sculpture: 70 ½ x 22 x 22 in / 179.1 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm

SH_015

Steven Hull

Move Into the Light

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Move Into the Light

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Move Into the Light

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Move Into the Light

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Move Into the Light

2017

Acrylic on canvas in artist's frame and sculpture

Detail view

Steven Hull

Sheets Deprived of Wind

2017

Invitation card

Press Release

Meliksetian | Briggs is pleased to present Sheets Deprived of Wind, the first solo exhibition by Steven Hull at the gallery. 

 

A satirical, provocative and occasionally dark exhibition, it will consist of two separate installations over a six week period, one for the first three weeks, followed by an entirely new show for the last three. Featuring large scale painting, both abstract and figurative, as well as sculpture, some featuring sound elements, the exhibitions are intrinsically linked under an overarching comedic-political narrative. Referencing current affairs and news headlines, this new body of work is Hull’s reaction to the political climate of the last year; anger, bafflement, and concern, reflected in the new installation of paintings and sculptures. 

 

Yet the exhibition is defined by Hull’s distinctive and characteristic visual style - angular figures, bold, graphic  lines and marks in black, contrasted with vivid, sometimes shocking, color, and recurring imagery; the circus, ships, and skeletons for instance; combined with found objects and readymade and hand made assemblage sculptures. The tragicomic figures and narratives in the paintings and sculptures directly reference political cartoons and use satire to expose the ridiculous or highlight a truth. Formally, Hull continues to explore the various ways that painting, sound and sculpture interact, and even overlap, where a flat image can appear to be dimensional, and a sculptural piece can feel image-based. The sculptures address the paintings, combining themselves into captivating tableaus creating new dialogues and conversations. 

Steven Hull (b. 1967) received his BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts, the latter in 1997. In addition to having exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, he has organized numerous publications and exhibitions including Blind Date (1998), a catalogue of 31 artists and writers’ collaborations; I’m Still In Love With You (1998-99), an album and catalogue in which visual artists and writers respond to the 1972 album by Al Green; Song Poems (2000-01), a catalogue with three CDs of 43 original lyrics, songs and album art contributed by numerous writers, artists and musicians; and Nothing Moments (2007), a publishing and curatorial project consisting of 24 limited edition books and over 400 original drawings. Hull was the co-founder of the artist-run space La Cienegas Projects that ran from 2009-2011 and presented over sixty artist projects. Hull lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

An artist's book with illustrations by Steven Hull and featuring a poem "Cairo" by Stewart Lindh in a limited edition of 100 accompanies the exhibition.  Signed copies are available.