Exhibit Tour & Artist Discussion ft. Vadis Turner

Join featured artist Vadis Turner and Director of Exhibitions Lauren Nye for a tour of the exhibition Intent / Content: Celebrating Women Artists. We will discuss the exhibition’s major themes, highlighting Turner’s works on view, and conclude with a seated question and answer session.

A reception with light refreshments will precede the tour and artist discussion.  Join us for the reception 5:30 – 6:00 pm and the tour beginning at 6:00 pm.

This event is free with standard Museum admission, but RSVP is required. Please reserve your ticket below. 

Created from salvaged ribbons, quilts, zippers, and other found materials, Vadis Turner’s pieces swell from the wall, too dense with material to be contained.

Associations with domesticity, and traditionally “female” tasks of sewing, embroidery, and laundry, are inevitable when working with textiles. However, Turner pushes beyond these notions, transforming the commonplace, upcycling the innocent decorative ribbon, questioning the inheritance and role of gender as she creates powerful statements about the stages of womanhood.

Vadis Turner’s first solo museum exhibition was presented at the Frist Art Museum in 2017. Following her recent exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art, she is currently preparing for a solo project will be at the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Art in 2023. Turner was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2016. She teaches at Vanderbilt University and is represented by Geary in Millerton, NY.

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023


5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Gallery Tour and Artist Discussion