Installation images of “Ghost and Unintended Consequences series” (mixed media on parchment scrolls), “Lethe: River of Forgetting,” and “Pilgrimage” (vintage shoe lasts, variable sizes) in Where Earth Becomes Aether at Wonzimer Gallery.
May 26th – June 30th, 2023.
“As if dancing to the “visual music” of the wall collages above them, is a collection of antique shoe lasts arrayed on the floor. [Lasts are the solid forms on which shoes are molded]” – Betty Brown Forgotten and Found: Nancy Turner’s Aesthetic Retrieval of the Lost and Abandoned
Link to LA Art Documents Review by Genie Davis:
Also paying tribute to domestic rituals, is the largest of Nancy Kay Turner’s several fine works here, “Burnt Offerings.” Using parchment paper stained from the bread Turner baked on it during the pandemic, she adds gold leaf, glitter spray, vintage sheet music and paper tree bark among other materials collaging and painting them over the parchment. The rest is a series of overlaid impressions, both abstract art and moments of hope and sorrow. Like Biblical burnt offerings, the archival work traces a period of great loss and sacrifice and creates an almost holy elegy from the act of making bread. Turner’s work also has a sub-context of another burnt offering altogether, that of those lost to flame in the Holocaust and at Hiroshima.
– Genie Davis
Nov 20, 2021 – Feb 27, 2022 – A Practical Guide To Parlour Games and Magic – The Loft at Liz’s Los Angeles, CA
2020 ARCHEOLOGY OF THE SOUL Yavaipai College Prescott Gallery, Prescott, Arizona
2020 PERCEIVE ME- Ronald H. Silverman Gallery Los Angeles, CA.
2019 COLABORATORY- Hana Kark Collective Glendale College Art Gallery.
2011 GETTING IT TOGETHER- Platt/Borstein Gallery Los Angeles, CA.
2008 RUBBING HER THE WRONG WAY- SCA Project Gallery Pomona, CA
2003 DARK DECADE – Transport Gallery 1308 Factory Place Los Angeles, CA.