AARON TURNER: "Black Alchemy: if this one thing is true - Redux"

September 05, 2022 - October 05, 2022

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Washington and Lee University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Staniar Gallery
Lexington, VA 24450

540-458-8000

Meanings of the past (from the series Black Alchemy: If this one thing is true); 2020; inkjet silk print, black c-stand; print: 40 x 50 inches, c-stand: variable
Meanings of the past (from the series Black Alchemy: If this one thing is true); 2020; inkjet silk print, black c-stand; print: 40 x 50 inches, c-stand: variable


Art Exhibit: Monday, September 5 - Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Staniar Gallery/Wilson Hall/Lenfest Center

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Lecture & reception: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30pm/Wilson Hall/ Lykes Atrium

Aaron Turner is a photographer and educator currently based in Arkansas. He uses photography as a transformative process to understand the ideas of home and resilience in two main areas of the U.S., the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas. This exhibition features photographic still-life studies, taken with a large format view camera, that are reflections on identity, history, blackness as material, and abstraction. Turner received his M.A. from Ohio University and an M.F.A from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Recent recognition of his work includes an Artist 360 Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant, the 2021 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship, a 2021 Creators Lab Photo Fund award from Google's Creator Labs & the Aperture Foundation, and 2022 Darryl Chappell Foundation photographer-in-residence at Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

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