• Red Gate

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

  • 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

  • Black and White Portals

    felt, bedsheets, ribbon and mixed media
    52 x 114 x 36 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

  • Green Swells

    antique quilts, ribbon and mixed media
    28 x 56 x 5 inches  |  2017

VADIS TURNER Representation (2) Website CV

Nashville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media

Vadis Turner was born in 1977 in Nashville, Tennessee. She received a BFA and MFA from Boston University and has exhibited her work internationally. Her first solo museum exhibition was at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in 2017. Turner was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2016. Selected group exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum, New York; National Gallery, Prague and Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 21C Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee State Museum, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Museum and the Egon Schiele Art Centrum. Selected press features include The New York Times, Wallpaper Magazine, Burnaway, 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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Vadis Turner explores the transformative possibilities of feminist materials. Commodities created for and produced by women are translated into storied abstract paintings and sculptures. 

Connecting generations of women, Turner’s production methods assert value on female experiences, rites of passage, and question traditional gender roles. Each work fuses archetypal female figures, from literature or cultural traditions, with specific atmospheres and landscapes.

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