The first museum exhibition for an artist is always an exciting prospect. For Jeff Soto that his Turning in Circles is mounted at his hometown Riverside Art Museum must be a dream come true. 20 paintings, quelled from the last 12 months of work, hangs beside a 50-foot wall installation. The exhibition runs until February 21, 2009.

Juxtapoz’s coverage of the show also includes a few childhood works of Soto’s. For this we’re thankful, the opportunity to see the seeds of growth is a special one. See that work, and selections from Turning in Circles after the jump.