MSA SELECT: Member’s Exhibition
Please join us for the exhibition reception, a few words from the juror, and the presentation of the juror's choice award!
Exhibition location – Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA)
Emporium Center’s Balcony Gallery
Exhibition dates – October 5-26, 2018
Exhibition Opening - October 5, 5-9pm
Juror's Talk & Juror's Choice Award - October 5, 7pm
Juror – Elizabeth Turk
Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) and Knoxville’s Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members. Selected sculptures will offer a dynamic exhibition highlighting a variety of techniques, media and content. Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, promoting a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates; effects social change; and engages artists, art professionals and the community in dialogue. Membership is open to anyone, anywhere with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
A native Californian, Elizabeth Turk is an artist, primarily known for marble sculpture. Turk has also mastered a variety of media, molding forms in wax and clay, casting objects in bronze and iron, and working with fragile material such as glass and porcelain. In 2010, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the Annalee & Barnett Newman Foundation award. Today, she splits time between Santa Ana, CA and NYC. Turk received her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture in 1994, her BA from Scripps College, Claremont, CA in 1983. She has been represented by Hirschl & Adler, Modern since 2000, and continues to exhibit more experimental work in other venues. Turk’s work searches the boundaries of paradox: the contemporary in the traditional, the lightness in weight, the emptiness in mass, the fluidity of the solid, extended time in a moment. Reducing hundreds of pounds of stone to essential matrices of 5-25 lbs., her intricately carved sculptures defy gravity and make possible that which seems impossible. Inspired by the natural world, she references its myriad of elegant organic structures, yet her work is not complete until abandoned to larger environments, humbling the intensity of her creative focus. The artist’s studio is located in a commercial marble yard, giving her access to the most advanced digital carving machinery which is used in tandem with hand carving skills to create her intricately carved sculptures. in Santa Ana, CA.
Luke Achterberg Manami Ishimura Ray KatzBen LockJohn MedwedeffCorrina Sephora Mensoff
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