Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present The Murder of Hi Good, a single channel video installation by Lee Lynch. The centerpiece of the installation is Lynch’s sixty-minute dramatic, revisionist western that relates to the murder of California’s most infamous Indian hunter who lived in Tehama County in the 1870s. Lynch has been working on this project since 2007 and it will be making its world premiere.
Born in Redding, California in 1980, Lee Lynch earned a BFA in film from California Institute of the Arts (2005) and an MFA in Fine Art from the University of Southern California (2009). This is his first exhibition with the gallery.
The Murder of Hi Good has special relevance within the context of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 as it addresses the profound impact that Hollywood has had on shaping history. The genre of the western film was invented on the back lots of studios in Los Angeles and was an important part Hollywood film production during the PST years. In The Murder of Hi Good, Lynch addresses the idiosyncrasies of Hollywood western and in so doing introduces a new history.