SCULPTURES THAT SPEAK TO A FUTURE BASED ON THE RUINS OF OUR CURRENT KNOWLEDGE
Always fascinated with how artists from the past interpret the future Turner was inspired by the Constructivism, the Futurists, Modernism, Surrealism and artists such as Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksander Rodchenko, Gustav Klutzes and Barbara Hepworth when creating this collection. There is a kinship to those who attempt to reach into a forward time and visually grapple with the effects of technology.
In 2015 Turner's preoccupation with the consequences of current radical advances in technology prompted what is now a collection pre-future art. She developed art with a dual purpose: to evoke a confusing and unfamiliar future and yet hold consistently to what feels comfortable and classical. Turner uses a range of materials from uncut blocks of coal and leather to PVC and acrylic. The overall effect can be seen as primitive, traditional, and futuristic at once. This visual ambiguity is intentional. The works do not attempt to predict and depict a destiny, or give judgments. It is accepted that every viewer has their own opinions of the future and will perceive the art with their own filter. Some will see the advances of technology as having a positive impact overall and are fascinated, inspired and optimistically visualize a healing and problem-solving future - the art to them is full of wonder. Some find that the pieces and images represent the possible threatening outcomes of our rapid advances. Our expanding explorations are, if anything, unpredictable. Through sculpture, painting, and photo-collage Turner continues to develop visual symbols that represent the complexity of where we are historically - just the beginning, the pre-future.
Currently lives and works in the greater New York area.
Twenty year career in design and creative directing.
Studied fine art, with a concentration in painting.
Born 1968 in Germany, raised in the southern US.