ART SPACE 98 proudly presents:
SARAH JAFFE TURNBULL
‘AFFINITIES’ Sculptures, Photography
July 7th – August 7th 2017
ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, July 8, 5 – 7pm
OPENING HOURS: Friday – Monday, 11 – 5pm
98 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull lives and works on the East End of Long Island and is known for her expressive, intimate glazed ceramic sculptures which have been seen in various venues in the area. For her solo exhibition ‘AFFINITES’ at ART SPACE 98 the artist has created a new body of works. Her sculptures in glazed Stoneware, express acute awareness of present times and events. This strong sculptural statement is complemented with her recent photography in this show.
The artist says about her work:
‘Our culture values permanence and stability over impermanence and transience even though at deeper levels we seem to know and understand that the world is in constant flux and continuous change. Things fall apart, then they remake in unique and mysterious ways. This work is my expression of that ubiquitous free fall and of the affinities and bonds created among and between images of that endless gathering and dispersal.
Clay is for me a wonderfully accessible and malleable medium with its own demands and constraints, moving from fluid to almost stone. Glaze presents an additional opportunity for me to say something, the fire having its way with the form, despite or enhancing my intention. My newer work is more free form, and off kilter, reflecting my sense of the state of things. There are rough edges, and a sense of coming apart. The metallic glaze gives the impression of strength and durability, but these are breakable.
Taking photographs is a natural and complimentary practice for me. I can capture color, if fleeting, and mysterious instances of light playing on surfaces.’
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull grew up in Vermont, where she practiced law before moving to the East End of Long Island in 83, raising a family, as well as continuing involvement in community issues including education, health and housing.
Her art work has been shown in different regional galleries since 2010, and was accepted by the Heckscher Art Museum, Huntington, NY in the 2014 and 2016 Biennial exhibitions; the recent East End Collected 3 at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY; and the Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue, NY among others.
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