Julie L.Turner: Sometimes my Hands Don’t Feel Like my Own

WHEN: Now until Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Thurs, Mar 16, 2017 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Arts Commons +15 Space

WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery (+15 Window), Calgary Arts Commons

 
The embroideries from the collection Sometimes my Hands Don’t Feel Like my Own are excerpts of landscape that capture temporary moments in nature. Equal parts photography and memory form the reconstruction of these experiences. The motifs on cloth are abstracted, pulling elements from my photographs and recalled memories.
 
Each stitch within the cloth is slow and mindful while it silently honours the experiences we overlook. As time passes we lose details of the experiences and events that were once influential or memorable. Each embroidery completes a partial memory as I know it to exist now.
 
Julie L. Turner is a textile artist living in Calgary, AB. She is currently completing a BFA in Fibres at the Alberta College of Art + Design.Through mapping, her work examines how we explore, interact with and respond to our environments both internally and externally.
 
Monday, January 30, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017
Marion Nicoll Gallery (+15 Window), Calgary Arts Commons