Alan Turner "Itineraries"

CUNY Graduate Center

poster for Alan Turner "Itineraries"

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The Graduate Center presents ITINERARIES, a survey of work from 1979–2009 by Alan Turner, in its Exhibition Hallway. The show, viewable during building hours, features Turner’s evocative drawings and paintings exploring abandoned locations --ruins of antiquity, inventive shelters of the homeless, playgrounds of children-- with side trips in the natural world. Turner paints quirky images that mark an uncomfortable relationship between the body, containers and consciousness. During the last few years, he has made paintings (Box Houses) based on models he has built from corrugated cardboard. These metaphorically rich works grow out of observations of the structures the homeless build for shelter. Recently, Turner’s trips to Rome have further shaped his artistic vision. An acute draftsman, he has become increasingly austere in his painting technique. A “just enough” approach dispenses with paint completely and the newest “paintings” are simply graphite on canvas. Control of line, and the changing nature of mark making, creates a deep conversation between ideas of home and intimacy.

[Image: Alan Turner "Box House #50"]



from September 23, 2009 to November 21, 2009


Alan Turner

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