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Vadis Turner

Artist Statement Submitted 2016

Turner explores the transformative possibilities of feminist materials. Synthesizing abstract expressionism with women’s work, her works are equal parts art and heirloom.
Hand-dyed and recycled layers of ribbon, clothing and bedding are translated into brushstrokes. Each mark is hand sewn onto woven foundations or suspended in resin.
Turner’s compositions evolve from partnering female characters with specific environmental conditions. The weather becomes a feminine force and the figure is absorbed by the turning landscape.

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