1 of 3 images

Elizabeth Turk
Marble and Baja Beach Stone Four

2015

About

Marble & Baja Beach Stone 4 Marble and Baja beach stones Elizabeth Turk creates works that push the limits of her chosen medium of marble with hand-carved forms that defy their materiality while speaking to larger conceptual and spiritual concerns. "Marble & Baja Beach Stone 4" is part of Turk's 2015 series, "Tensions." In this body of work, Turk juxtaposed her signature hand-carved white and black marble sculptures with unworked “philosopher” stones and sections of a centuries-old redwood root system, creating an environment that investigates the balance—and tension—between man-made and natural, material and concept. Turk encourages us to consider how nature has shaped these materials long before the artist’s manipulation of them into new forms. When viewed as components in a complex natural system, their singular beauty and inherent mystery is revealed. Turk compels us to view works of art not only as objects to be coveted and collected, but also as expressions of the natural world and our evolving relation to it. A recipient of numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2010), a Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Fellowship (2010), and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2011), Turk is internationally recognized for transforming her signature medium of marble into strikingly intricate objects that defy convention and challenge our preconceptions of what marble can do. Using electric grinders, dental tools, and files, Turk pushes her medium to its limit, creating in each sculpture a provocative tension between the intrinsic strength of the stone and its inherent fragility, while speaking to larger conceptual and spiritual concerns of time, matter, and space. During the sixteen years that Turk has been represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern, the gallery has mounted four extensive solo exhibitions of her work, each accompanied by publications; as well as a solo Art Kabinett at Art Basel Miami Beach (2012), a solo presentation at Masterpiece London (2014), and a solo exhibition at The Art Show (2017). Across all of these venues, the work was met with critical and commercial success from individuals based in South America, Europe, and the U.S. Turk’s work resides in numerous prestigious private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the National Gallery of Art (formerly, the Corcoran Gallery of Art) and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC; and The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC. Institutional monographic exhibitions include “Elizabeth Turk: Sentient Forms,” Laguna Art Museum, CA (2015); “Elizabeth Turk: Wings,” The Dayton Art Institute, OH (2013); and “Elizabeth Turk, The Collars: Tracings of Thought,” Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC (2004). Born in Pasadena and raised in Orange County, Elizabeth Turk (b. 1961) earned her M.F.A. at the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Details

  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 2.5 in. x W 4 in. x D 9 in.

    H 6.35 cm x W 10.16 cm x D 22.86 cm

  • Gallery location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU231636033
  • Seller reference number
    M 10063D.199

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Recognized
Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2010
Typical response time: 14 hrs
Located in New York, NY
Associations:
Art Dealers Association of America
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
Tensions: Beach Stone 15
Elizabeth Turk
Stone
Marble and Baja Beach stones Base: 3/4 x 14 x 7 inches. Elizabeth Turk creates works that push the limits of her chosen medium of marble with hand-carved forms that defy their mater...
Line Number Eight
Elizabeth Turk
Marble
Line #8 Elizabeth Turk creates works that push the limits of her chosen medium of marble with hand-carved forms that defy their materiality while speaking to larger conceptual and s...
Black Banded, Cage: Box 1
Elizabeth Turk
Marble
Marble base: 44 x 3 x 2 inches; Steel plate: 1/4 x 12 x 12 inches Elizabeth Turk creates works that push the limits of her chosen medium of marble with hand-carved forms that defy t...
Home. Model Two
Elizabeth Turk
Marble
Marble and Northern California Redwood Marble base: 5 x 6 x 6 inches. Elizabeth Turk creates works that push the limits of her chosen medium of marble with hand-carved forms that de...
You May Also Like
Tütü I & II
Venske & Spanle
Marble
A set of two unique, hand-carved marble sculptures by the German artists Venske & Spånle. Since 1997, the artists Veske & Spanle have collaborated to sketch and cut their curious, b...
Ploidy 5
Venske & Spanle
Marble
Since 1997, the artists Veske & Spanle have collaborated to sketch and cut their curious, biomorphic forms from stone, meticulously trimming and polishing each into its final state. ...
Ploidy 8000
Venske & Spanle
Marble
Ploidy 8000 is white due to the lasa marble. This piece is part of Venske & Spänle's newest series included in their fifth solo-exhibition titled "minimal invasiv" at Margaret Thatc...
Geringel
Venske & Spanle
Marble
Geringel is white due to the Lasa marble. This piece is part of Venske & Spänle's newest series included in their fifth solo-exhibition titled "minimal invasiv" at Margaret Thatche...
Seeing the Sunset, pink Tennessee marble, abstr...
Allan Houser (Haozous)
Marble
Pink Tennessee marble
Chrysalis, unique stone sculpture, granite, lim...
John Reeves
Limestone, Granite, Belgian Black Marble
Marble, granite and limestone sculpture
Abstract Image, unique, stone, Apache
Allan Houser (Haozous)
Marble
Unique abstract sculpture by Allan Houser
Tendu
Lilian R Engel
Marble
Marble