New Work by David Turner
My work will be featured at the Samia Gallery in London, opening on the 1st of August 2014. The Show is a fund raiser for 'Free Palestine' and will run until August 2014.
Ive recently had my work feature in a prominent Art Blog, Jung Katz. It features a full length interview and photos of my work and studio.
My work will be shown at Craft and Conflict at Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, 13th Sept - 22 Nov. Craft and Conflict brings together both contemporary both contemporary and historical items that commemorate and explore the themes of war and remembrance. include in the exhibition are examples of how local companies and their workforces assisted with the war effort during the First World War. Also on display are examples of work by contemporary craft makers who explore themes of conflict and peace, addressing the human aspect of war and the importance of remembering past conflicts.
My work has been included in The Boston Biennial 3, at The Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston. For The Boston Biennial, the Boston Biennial Selection Committee has again showcased a variety of the best work being produced in New England and the world, as well shining the spotlight on the collective that has clearly raised the bar for artistic production and theory in the area covered by Original Thirteen Colonies namely THE BIENNIAL PROJECT. A large screen projection will illuminate the work chosen for The Boston Biennial 3 by Esteemed Juror (TBA) of the ICA. Additionally, the ever-expanding and dynamic membership of The Biennial Project will develop several new site specific installations and conceptual works.
My work has been included in 'Little Dudes Mission 2' which was shown in Berlin June 15th 2014. A beautiful book has been launched, showcasing all 100 dudes designed and created by artists and designers from all over the world.
See Link: www.littledudes.de
My work has been accepted into the Biennial Roadshow Marfa Texas where it won a judges choice award. The show kicks off on Friday 4th of April at El Cosmico where work will be seen by the contemporary movers and shakers who come to Marfa for the show and by The Biennial Project's massive entourage who will be in Marfa the entire week.
See Link: http://biennialroadshow.com/?page_id=11
My work was recently included in 'Politically Incorrect' at The Artform Gallery, Lower Burrell, Pittsburgh, to help raise money for projects for Amnesty International and the Brother's Brother Foundation. The show open Sat the 1st March.
See Link: https://www.facebook.com/artformgallery
On February 13th my work opened in Space is Ace, a show collaborating with The Photocopy Club at the Doomed Gallery, Dalston, London.
See Link: http://doomedgallery.wordpress.com
'Dogs on the Street' (Photo 'RCP'). Work displayed at 'Discard Cardboard' A week-long celebration of all things made from cardboard, at ForestCentrePlus, a new artist run studio and gallery space located in the centre of Edinburgh, January 2014.
My work has been included as part of the Intelligence Gathering group show at PS2 Belfast. The 'Intelligence Gathering ' project cross-pollinates aesthetics with history, politics, geography, architecture, technology, science, linguistics and the world of espionage. The show was organised by IMPACTICA. Established in 2012 by Founder Brendan Jamison, it delivers international curated exhibitions to public art galleries and museums in Europe and America.
Show opening on Friday, 2nd January 2014 I'll be showing work at Studio 1.1 London as part of - 'THIS YEAR'S MODEL' 3 - 26 January 2014, private view Thursday 2 January 6 - 9 pm. Studio1.1, 57a Redchurch St London E2 7DJ.
See link: http://www.studio1-1.co.uk
The Atomic Bomb Series rolls on! The Series will exhibit as part of a group show in China, Beijing (March) and Hefei (June) before returning to Belfast as part of The Queens Festival. Curated by Gail Ritchie the exhibition called 'Crossroads' will feature as part of 'The Irish Wave' Show.
See Link: The Hefei leg of this show has been postponed until further notice.
A number of my Atomic Bomb works will be traveling to The Hardman Hall Gallery, Georgia, The WARPhaus Gallery and The 4Most Gallery, Florida as part of a group show called 'Glue', organised by IMPACTICA. Established in 2012 by Founder Brendan Jamison, it delivers international curated exhibitions to public art galleries and museums in Europe and America.
See link: http://www.brendanjamison.com/glue.html
'Atomic Bomb #31' from 'A Series of Small Explosions' exhibited at, Snap to Grid Exhibition, 12th December 2013 - 12th January 2014, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
'Dogs on the Street' exhibited at 'The Gift as a Problem, Exhibition, 29th November 2013 ? 24th January 2014, Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin, Germany.
See Link: http://groupglobal3000.de/?page_id=1306
My work for 'Little Dudes' Berlin has made the front cover of the book that accompanies the show. 'Little Blue LEGO Dude' - Little Dudes Exhibition, 1st November, 2013 - 3rd November 2013, Urban Spree Gallery, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany.
Little Blue LEGO Dude' - Little Dudes Exhibition, 1st November, 2013 - 3rd November 2013, Urban Spree Gallery, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany.
See Link: http://littledudes.de
New Work 'Plasticise Sculptures', part of the Materials, Messages & Meaning group show at R-Space Gallery Lisburn, NI 30th November -21st December.
'Dogs on the Street' Sculpture as part of the Christmas Salon at QSS Gallery Bedford Street, NI.
David Turner is a Belfast based artist who creates autobiographical work
through toy mediums that reflect conflict, terrorism, and evoke critical
commentary on present day violence and war.
Growing up during in turbulent Belfast during the 70's and 80's, Turner was surrounded
by violence and conflict. These events have had a direct influence on his life
and artwork, causing him to revisit his adolescence and recreate these
memories with childhood mediums such as LEGOS, Hamma Beads, and
Turner's artwork presents a platform that is both a direct reflection of his
childhood and the conflict he experienced, as well as giving a voice to
current atrocities, be they children of war, child soldiers, or children who
have lost their lives or a loved one to gun violence. His work materializes in
many forms, from two-dimensional depictions to fully functioning firearms,
which break down contentions of representation and offer new and
exploratory directions for investigating themes of conflict, war, self, and