Elizabeth Turk "Cages"

Hirschl & Adler

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Hirschl & Adler Modern proudly presents Elizabeth Turk: Cages which opens on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The artist’s third solo show with Hirschl & Adler Modern will feature more than twenty painstakingly carved sculptures in marble. The show is accompanied by a 24-page catalogue with color images and a Q&A with the artist.

In the four years since Elizabeth Turk’s last exhibition with Hirschl & Adler Modern, the extraordinary effort, technical mastery, and unique artistic vision demonstrated in her astonishing marble sculptures have been duly recognized. A 2010 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, followed by a Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Fellowship and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, presented the artist with unforeseen opportunities, along with the challenge to push herself, and her medium, to new limits.

The results are seen in this new series of works which she calls Cages. In them, Turk continues her dialogue with stone, stretching its limitations through her daring manipulation of form and material. Also at the heart of this exhibition is her core concept: the complex relationship between idea, time, and physical matter.

Turk’s sculpture always elicits a visceral response. One cannot help but focus on the breathtaking line, form, and tactile surfaces of the objects themselves, miraculous fusions of fragility and strength. Yet these ambitious new works are equally about what is not seen, prompting us to consider the sculpture conceptually, intellectually, and emotionally. Like symbolic vessels, Turk’s Cages hold ideas, meanings, energies, and possibilities that extend far beyond the tangible form of the structure itself.



from March 01, 2012 to March 31, 2012
Meet the artist at the gallery on March 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Elizabeth Turk

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