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Opening for Daniel Turner: Drawings and Sculpture




Spoonbill Studio proudly presents:

Daniel Turner; Drawings and Sculpture curated by Jeffrey Grunthaner.

Daniel Turner (b. 1983) is a New York-based sculptor with a decidedly minimalist practice. This particular show is novel, however, in that it will feature drawings which act as schemata for unrealized exhibitions. 

While Turner’s drawings sketch out works that have never been realized, the sculptural piece on exhibit continues the trajectory of the artist’s recent work: the distillation of environments. Here, a physician’s waiting room has been meticulously removed and recast into a single, autotelic mass. The experience of waiting has not been transposed or translated; rather, the weight of time itself—the psychological pressure of imposed inactivity—has been condensed into a coldly expressionistic block.   

Accompanying the exhibition, three events have been scheduled which expand on themes embedded in Turner’s work. Poet and art critic Jeremy Sigler will give a talk on the poetry of Carl Andre; poet and psychoanalyst Jasmine Gibson will discuss the historical bias of diagnostic categories with reference to Black Americans; finally, there will be a reading featuring writers whose works speak to the aesthetics of architecture and design.

Daniel Turner; Drawings and Sculpture will be on view from January 20th - February 20th, 2018. An opening reception will be held on January 20th, from 6-8pm.

Talks and events will take place on the following dates:

Jeremy Sigler —  “Carl Andre as Love Poet” January 28, 6-8pm

Jasmine Gibson — “Diagnosis and Race as Phenomenon” February 11, 6-8pm.

Reading — [date + time tba]

Earlier Event: January 19
BrickBlanket 3 Comedy Night
Later Event: January 24
The Voices of #MeToo