Lisa Turner's "Plastic Bodies" on display in Seattle public art project

A large artwork in the window of a shop shows medical illustrations juxtaposed with plastic consumer items.

Shunpike’s Storefronts Program is a public art exhibition and pop-up program that came about in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn. Since then, Storefronts South Lake Union has evolved into an ongoing temporary public art partnership with Amazon, hosting 24 artists’ works a year.

Associate Art Professor Lisa Turner's work "Plastic Bodies" is on display until January 30, 2023 at 345 Boren Ave N.

“...consumer objects are juxtaposed with medical illustrations to foster multiple interpretations, while drawing attention to the inherent conflicts and confluence between the natural and the synthetic.”

Turner received an MFA specializing in Printmaking from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) and a BFA from NSCAD University (Halifax, NS). Turner’s creative practice integrates a variety of printmaking methods and the multiple to examine mass media, materialism, and consumption. She is especially interested in the strange objects available for purchase today, their impact on the environment and the body, as well as the endless quest for individuality through consumption.

Turner has exhibited her works nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards and grants including Visual Arts and New Media Project Grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and a Project Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. She also created two public artworks for the West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre (Edmonton, AB), commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council.

Photo documentation of the installation is by Jo Cosme.

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Nov 22, 2022 4:08pm