Event Link: www.springboardforthearts.org
Event Phone Number: 218-531-1654
Please join us in welcoming Austin Turley, from Portland, OR to Fergus Falls for the Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride Career Development residency program!
Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride is hosting a meet and greet for Austin Turley, Tuesday, January 8that Springboard for the Arts, 4:30 - 5:30PM. Located at 201 West Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, MN. Austin will be a resident with us from Monday, January 7th until Saturday, February 3rd, for our Career Development Program. We will provide beverages and appetizers and Austin will share what projects he will be working on while he is in residence.
Austin Turley is a contemporary artist whose objects and images explore themes of presence, memory, time, and vulnerability within the layers of human existence. He received a BFA in sculpture in 2013 from Pacific Northwest College of Art. After graduating, Austin worked as a glass caster at Bullseye Glass Company for four years. He has been awarded residences from GLEAN (Portland, OR), Arquetopia (Puebla, Mexico) and a grant from the Regional Arts and Cultural Council. His work has been exhibited nationally and is represented by Gray Contemporary (Houston, TX). Austin currently resides in Portland, OR.
Austin’s artistic practice stems from, and responds to, the act of collecting. He is interested in the transient and transformative character of objects as they evolve, erode, and alter throughout time. These fragmented and ambiguous forms serve as a point of departure within his making process. It is through physical work with the material that the disparate elements become unified into a singular entity. Austin believes these materials possess the capacity to act as a proxy for things beyond itself and its seemingly simple material existence. He is drawn to the metaphorical nature of these things, the traces of life they carry, and the simultaneously objective and subjective memory that can be found in their contents. He wants the viewer to experience his work as an interesting discovery, in which non-referential images and objects are transformed into spatial narratives.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
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