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New Work by David Turner

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A new work 'untitled' will be included in The Selfie Show: An Art Exhibition of Self-Portraits. The exhibition will open at The Museum of New Art, Detroit on September 21st, 2014.

See link: http://detroitmona.wix.com/mona#!events/cbpa 

 

A new work 'Crayola Bullets' will be shown at Craft and Conflict at Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, 13th Sept - 22 Nov. Craft and Conflict brings together both contemporary and historical items that commemorate and explore the themes of war and remembrance.

 

See link http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/craft-conflict/

 

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. 

See link http://samiagallery.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/gaza-fundraiser-press-release.html 

 

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.

 See Link http://jungkatz.com/2014/07/03/artist-interview-david-turner/ 

 

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.

See Link https://www.facebook.com/events/888207491206878/ 

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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

 Biennial Roadshow

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

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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.

See Link: https://sites.google.com/site/discardboard/artists 

 

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.

See Link: http://www.brendanjamison.com/intelligencegathering.html 

 

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

See Link: http://www.lacda.com/juried/snap2013exhibitpage.html

 

'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.

See Link: http://littledudes.de/2014/01/05/the-little-dudes-book/

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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. 

See Link: http://www.rspacelisburn.com/past-exhibitions/materials-messages-meaning-2013/

 

'Dogs on the Street' Sculpture as part of the Christmas Salon at QSS Gallery Bedford Street, NI.

See Link: http://queenstreetstudios.wordpress.com/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/

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

Plasticine.

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

popular culture.