Lauren Turk earned her BFA in Painting from Illinois State University and her MFA in Sculpture from Washington State University. She has exhibited work nationally and has had the great opportunity to collaborate on three pieces with ceramicist Beth Cavener Stichter. One of these projects was selected to be the centerpiece of 2012 Push Play Invitational at National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Bellevue, WA. Turk keeps an active studio practice and currently resides in Channahon, IL.
Lauren’s attracted to color and shape in objects that trigger memories in her or that might do so in other people. Her work is full of sparkly sweetness, but at a closer look, it can be rebellious. Her color and surface quality draw viewers in to the beautiful moments found in her work. This delicate facade is used as a vehicle to conceal topics the artist finds uncomfortable or taboo. The shapes in her work can be linked to the human body and the way we carry or conceal it. Some of the pieces droop, others are more phallic, but once together in an installation, these pieces work in harmony for a greater whole.
Lauren’s Work will be on display at Morton College from . Building C, first floor across from the book store.
Curated by Diana Gabriel.
Morton College. 3801 S Central Ave Cicero, IL 60804