Tune Yer Head presents new and recent work by Texas born, LA-based artist, Aaron Curry. Though Curry gained early recognition as a sculptor, making a “return” to painting in 2015, his practice is deeply rooted in the painterly. The exhibition at The Bass surveys the diversity of his practice in terms of materiality and form, highlighting the interplay between painting, sculpture and collage.
Curry’s work reads as a dialogue with the artists and creative producers that have influenced him throughout his life. From Modernist artists like Picasso, Picabia and Calder, to cartoonist Basil Wolverton, to BMX and skate culture, Curry draws inspiration from a wide array of sources, which manifest as an explosive mashup of color, texture, and scale on the gallery walls.
Aaron Curry (b. 1972, San Antonio, Texas) has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln (2017); Katonah Museum, New York (2015); Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2014); CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2014); Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York (2013); and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2012). His recent and notable group exhibitions include West by Midwest, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2018); Force and Form, de la Cruz Collection, Miami (2017); On the Origin of Art, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia (2016); After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, Ohio (2015); POM’ PO PON PO PON PON POM PON, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp (2015); The Los Angeles Project, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2014); and Comic Future, Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2013). Curry’s work is featured in public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; and the Yuz Foundation, Shanghai, among others. He lives and works in Los Angeles.