Book O' Words, Jeremy Turner. Courtesy of the Grosvenor Museum.
Exhibition Preview - Stories and Structures: Sculpture by Jeremy Turner is running at the Grosvenor Museum, until February 1 2009.
An exhibition by Jeremy Turner, Senior Lecturer in Sculpture and Programme Leader for Fine Art at the University of Chester, will be running until February 1 2009 at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.
The artist talked through his exhibition, which used familiar forms to merge the boundaries between life and art.
“Sculpture is a difficult proposition. It can be difficult to make and problematic to store, cumbersome to transport and at times evades comprehension. In short, sculpture is downright awkward."
“The works in this show do not necessarily fall into the awkward category, since these are objects that are not so far removed from similar objects with which we surround ourselves."
“Hence, they make reference to the shed, the recipe book, the dictionary. The mill tower – all form with which we are familiar."
Font of All Knowledge - Root of All Evil, Jeremy Turner. Courtesy of the Grosvenor Museum.
“Admittedly, I have made changes in terms of materials or scale, but recognition between object and viewer is immediately possible. And this relationship is expanded by the texts that accompany the works, telling the story, relating and anecdote, giving rise to an idea."
“The works in this exhibition sit on the slender line between life and art. Whatever our experience, and whichever side of that line we view the exhibition from, an affirmation of our own position is to be gained.”
The exhibition will be accompanied by two events – a guided tour of the exhibition with Jeremy Turner on January 7, and a sculpture casting workshop with the artist on January 31.
For more information go to www.grosvenormuseum.co.uk or call 01244 402008.