Jon Key
Southland Institute

Steve Turner is pleased to present Violet Alabama , a solo exhibition by Jon Key that consists of paintings inspired by the artist's personal history and memories of growing up in rural Seale, Alabama. Through self-portraiture, Key explores the lineage and history of his identity through four themes-southern-ness, blackness, queerness, and family-each of which he represents chromatically with green, black, violet and red.