September 7, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Artist’s Perspective: Vadis Turner

  • Vadis Turner. Primrose Path Engulfed in Smoke, 2011. Ribbon, clothing, quilts, vintage bedspreads, and mixed media; 68 x 63 x 5 in. Courtesy of the artist and Geary Contemporary, New York. © 2017 Vadis Turner

Presented by Vadis Turner
Frist Center Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated


Nashville-born artist Vadis Turner moved back to Middle Tennessee in 2014 after living in Boston and New York for many years. In her work, she transforms commonplace objects associated with women, such as ribbons and bedding, into bold, textured assemblages that assert the value of female experiences, especially rites of passage. Join the artist as she discusses conventional gender roles, bringing visibility to the often-overlooked handiwork of women in the past, and being inspired by the “wisdoms” of Nashville-area elders in her exhibition Vadis Turner: Tempest.

Photo: Vadis Turner, courtesy of the artist

 

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