FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NANCY KAY TURNER, “Paper Trail Redux”, new mixed media
October 11 - November 1, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6-9 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 25, 6-9 p.m.
(inside The Founder’s Building)
281 South Thomas Street, Unit 104, Pomona, CA 91766
Web site, http://www.scagallery.com
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Nancy Kay Turner, “An Engagement Will Be Broken”, 2007, mixed media on canvas, 12 X 12”.
Nancy Kay Turner’s exhibit, “Paper Trail Redux,” continues her mixed-media work with image and text. Intimate in scale, these pieces marry drawing, painting, collage and assemblage. She gleans the raw material of her art from an extensive collection of found paper and other discarded ephemera accumulated in a pre-Ebay world. This includes mid-19th and early 20th century books, Civil War era family photographs, stamps, personal letters, pulp magazines and vintage 1920’s era children’s puzzles.
These works explore the duality and reconciliation of opposites: memory and forgetting, personal and universal, truth and fiction, lost and found. The work is layered, allowing connection through juxtaposition in a stream-of-consciousness manner. Turner’s archiving and reuse of abandoned artifacts reminds us of our own often tenuous, sometimes fragile connection to the past.