Sarah Turner: Our relative dramas of hope and fear

Sarah Turner
Our relative dramas of hope and fear

Ministry of Casual Living

June 26 – July 15

In Our relative dramas of hope and fear, Sarah Turner draws from current research in neurobiology and human development to produce a series of sculptures that point to the cleavage between passion and reason. In this new work, found objects and everyday materials are used to explore the tensions of dualistic concepts in the distance between subject-object and sensation-perception. By working through a process of open-ended experimentation, Turner seeks an adequate framework for participatory learning that includes pleasure and connectivity. As a result, the assembled works rarely function as separate entities. Rather, they refer back to one and other via shared materials or repeated imagery to collectively refract our human condition through a prism of illusions and anxieties.

Turner’s body of work includes hand-made lace inkblots, felt street barriers, concentric drawings, velvet-roped stanchions, inflated latex gloves, and the re-configuration of studio and gallery spaces via re/moved doors and walls.  Using common materials that speak to the body, she focuses on the interplay between body, mind, and emotions to explore connectivity and relatedness. Turner lives and works in Vancouver, where she received a MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2007. Her work has been exhibited most recently at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, the Belkin Satellite and 69pender in Vancouver, as well as in Northern Ireland and Poland.


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