Jon Key’s Second Goodbyes: Exploring the Beauty of Bittersweet Farewells

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Second Goodbyes, a solo exhibition by Jon Key that features new paintings, textiles, and a silk-screened wallpaper installation. Key continues to expand his world of contorted figures in violet plaid and polka dot against contrasting fields of black, red, and green to explore issues relating to family, home, identity, and friendship. The works depict portraits of friends overlapping and posing for the last photos of the night. Key flattens the figures and distorts the perspective to depict his favorite moments hosting friends. According to the artist, “By the end of the night, acquaintances and colleagues have left. Only a few chosen friends remain. This is when I can finally relax. One last drink, one…

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