Who What When Where How and Why

Turk, G (2016) Who What When Where How and Why. Newport Street Gallery, London, UK, 23 November 2016 – 19 March 2017.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Turk, G
Abstract: Spanning almost three decades, this solo exhibition will showcase works from throughout the artist’s career, many exhibited together for the first time. Turk’s work focuses on the anti-hero, the recycling of art history, waste and refuse, the signature and the painted bronze. Tracing his early interest in themes pertaining to authorship, identity and the artist, the show features ‘Cave’, the now iconic blue plaque installation that was exhibited in Turk’s Royal College of Art degree show in 1991. Works from the artist’s Signature series also feature alongside four life-sized figure sculptures, as well as painted bronze Rubbish pieces. Drawn entirely from Damien Hirst’s collection, other highlights include Turk’s re-imagining of Warhol’s Elvis screen prints, his ‘recycled’ Magritte self-portrait, Godot (1996), and the bronze Ariadne (2006–2014), which is based on de Chirico’s series of paintings of the statue.
Official URL: http://gavinturk.com/exhibitions/show/10626/
Date: November 2016
Event Location: Newport Street Gallery, London, UK
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 15:20
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