• Two Undressed Stones Somewhere Between Unraveling and Revelation

    bedsheets, quilts, dye, acrylic, resin, ashes, ribbon, yarn and mixed media
    120 x 167 x 7 inches (dimensions vary)  |  2019

  • Red Gate

    braided bedsheets, fabric dye, acrylic paint, acrylic resin, thread and wood
    118 x 120 x 10 inches  |  2018

  • Charred Ovals

    bedsheets, charred wood, ashes, acrylic, resin and mixed media
    31 x 44 x inches  |  2019

  • Black Pods

    braided bedsheets, acrylic paint, acrylic resin and wood
    60 x 108 x 3 inches  |  2018

  • Quilt Vessels, Flickering

    antique quilt, fabric dye, acrylic paint, acrylic resin and thread
    18 x 33 x 3 inches  |  2018

  • Spirit Heirloom, Moonlight on a Shimmering Rock, “If you wanted something to happen, you ask mama to pray for you.”

    hand-stitched quilts, ribbon, fabric dye and mixed media
    72 x 120 inches  |  2017

  • Object Heirloom, A Recipe Box and Sewing Box as Flower Beds, “Some of the pieces are really just threads.”

    hand-stitched quilts, ribbon, fabric dye, wood, resin and mixed media
    83 x 127 inches  |  2017

VADIS TURNER Representation (2) Website CV

Nashville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media
Bio:

Turner received a BFA and MFA from Boston University. Turner was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2016. Her first solo museum exhibition, Tempest, was at the Frist Art Museum in 2017. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 21C Hotel & Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee State Museum, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum and the Egon Schiele Art Centrum. Selected group exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN and Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN. Artist residencies include Museum of Arts & Design, NYC and Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. Selected press features include The New York Times, Wallpaper Magazine, Elle Magazine, Vanityfair.com, Observer, Artnet.com and White Hot Magazine. 

She is represented by Geary Contemporary in NYC and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, TN.

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Statement:

Vadis Turner transforms feminist materials into abstract paintings and sculptures. Connecting generations of women, her work re-contextualizes domestic textiles and other gendered goods.

Each work fuses archetypal female figures with storied forms and landscapes. Content is drawn from literature, history and community outreach from specific populations of women. Embodying multiple identities, Turner’s works often occupy places between textile and painting, and the wall and floor.

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