Premiere Jr. (2020–2023) was an exhibition space that commissioned new work by Bay Area artists on a 6-by-12-foot billboard in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset.

Cybele Lyle
Book of walls and windows
at Other Places Art Fair 5

September 17–18, 2022, 12–6pm
Battery Leary-Merriam
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA

Premiere Jr. is participating in our second OPaf, presenting the work of Los Angeles artist (and former Bay Area resident) Cybele Lyle. Lyle’s art works to queer place by recording the landscape and architectural fragments of specific locations and transforming those elements into new spaces. Her installations sit somewhere between built structures, painting, textiles and nature.

Inspired by the outdoor setting, Lyle’s OPaf installation blends interior space with the natural environment, using fabric walls to create a breezy “room” among the trees and hills of a former military site. A moving blanket and copies of Lyle’s rich, multilayered zines (available to purchase!), complete the furnishings.

We hope you can join us in San Pedro!

Cybele Lyle is a California-based artist whose installation, video and 2D work explores place and identity by reconstructing her surrounding architecture, interior space and natural environment. She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in environmental studies, then went on to get a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in printmaking and an MFA in painting/combined media from Hunter College in New York in 2007. She has held residencies at Ox-Bow, Project 387, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Recology and the Headlands Center for the Arts. Her works have been exhibited across the United States including at the 205 Hudson St Hunter Gallery, New York; Bemis Center, Omaha; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Et al. Gallery, San Francisco; Oakland Museum of California; and the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. Lyle is a recipient of the Kala Fellowship, the Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Award, and the Tony Smith Award. Lyle currently has a studio at the Bendix Building in Los Angeles and is represented by Et al. Gallery, San Francisco.

Other Places Art Fair
Fluid in definition, bonded by an intention to operate in other places outside the traditional art gallery systems, OPaf features participants presenting site-specific booths encapsulating their projects and programming. For the past five years OPaf has represented the growing movement of hard-to-define art project spaces by providing an alternative art fair structure designed specifically for unconventional projects.