Lisa Turner: Plasticity
April 4 – May 3, 2023
Artist Talk and Reception Date and Time
May 3, 2023, 12-1pm
Plasticity juxtaposes consumer objects with the visual language of medical illustrations. In some cases, consumer objects and organs act as landmarks in an environment, other times they morph together to create a new hybrid form. The resulting compositions appear as piles, (un)traditional still lives, Frankenstein like figures/masses, or surreal landscapes. By linking consumerism with the science of the body, Turner creates multiple interpretations that might lead to discussions surrounding obsolescence, the ephemeral nature of consumption, environmental concerns, or the endless quest for individuality through consumerism.
Lisa Turner is a printmaker whose creative practice utilizes a variety of printmaking methods and “the multiple” to examine materialism and consumption. She is especially interested in the endless number of strange objects for purchase and their impact on the environment and the body. Turner has exhibited nationally and internationally and received numerous awards and grants. She lives in Bellingham, WA and is an Associate Professor at Western Washington University.
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