FRESH 2019 ONLINE SHOWCASE

TOM TURNER — THE COLOR OF WHITE

 

PROJECT STATEMENT

My research examines the importance of time to our perception of the landscape, while also considering the relationship of people to their environments. “The Color of Memory,” constructs a more arbitrary relationship between time and color. Misaligning the color plates within the images perform the same function as a prism when refracting white light into the component colors, creating colorful ghosting where movement occurs. The fourth section, “The Color of Memory: The Color of White,” examines the shifting colors across a white landscape. The snow-covered landscape clarifies how light translates the experience of movement to the displacement of time.

PRINT INFORMATION: Archival Pigment Prints | 2016–2018 | 15”x23” | Edition: 7+2AP.

ARTIST BACKGROUND

Known for his experimentations with color and light, Tom Turner is interested in the fracturing of vision and expectation. Working primarily within the landscape with subjects ranging from national parks to appropriated scientific illustrations, Turner seeks new ways of understanding the world through abstracting photographic imagery. Like work by, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Welling, and Idris Khan, Turner’s lens-based work attempt to re-contextualize the image through the manipulation of time and space. A lens-based artist with a background in photojournalism Turner’s work has shown in publications such as Wired Photo, 4th International Photography Annual (INPHA 4), and Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine. Turner lives in Eagle River Alaska where he teaches art and is inspired by the majestic landscape.

For additional information about Tom Turner: www.tomturnerphotography.photoshelter.com