Friday, April 29, 2011

Roanoke's Dialogue Gallery to Feature Page Turner

One of Roanoke’s more interesting young artists, Page Turner, will have an assemblage/sculpture exhibit May 26 at the Dialogue Gallery in Roanoke, 3-10 p.m. She'll be celebrating her 30th birthday at the event.

It is called “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” and the selections were made by Beth Venn, curator of modern and contemporary art and senior curator of the Department of American Art at the Newark Museum, which will publish the works in Studio Visit, Volume 13 of the Open Studios Press.

According to a press release, the show features a “series hyper-nostalgic of the culture of her rural grandparents, children who grew up through the Great Depression. Turner turns these scraps back into sacred objects by building cultural totems, records of our past experiences and memories. Turner’s work focuses on a culture without waste, re-purposing manufactured objects into consummate art forms.”

You can see some of her work here.

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