The White Series

New Works by R.A.Turner

The White Series / Salmon Beach Retrospective

Feb 15th – March 15th 2018
Public Reception: Feb 15th 6:00-9:00

Like Commencement Bay on a still and misty morning the “White Series” captures the subtle beauty of the Pacific Northwest. These ethereal low relief paintings give the sense of a secret, barely obscured, to be revealed at any moment. Richard Turner has been greatly influenced by his experience at Salmon Beach and its intimate connection with nature. This experience has molded him into a uniquely creative individual, part explorer, part developer and part witness to the irresistible natural forces that surround us.

 

“For some time I have been acutely aware of urban noise. I even went to the Arizona desert searching for quiet. Much of the white series is my attempt at quiet. The Salmon Beach paintings are as a result of working up images for our annual rowboat race posters. I have had one shack or another at Salmon Beach for 56 years and the ever-changing land, sea, and sky compositions are part of me. This motif can be seen in both the realistic work & the White Series. It’s all about light, some inner, some outer.” – R.A.Turner

 

 

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Here Now Forever

October 15th – November 28th
Opening Reception: October 15th 6-9pm
Studio Tour: October 17th & 18th
Artist Talk: November 19th 6pm

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New Work by Scott Nelson

It’s a photographers’ job to capture a moment, but how exactly does one “capture” a moment? The act of plucking emotion from within the context of reality and distilling it into an artifact seems an impossible task, yet Scott accomplishes this and more in his new body of work titled “Here Now Forever”. These artworks are trophies distilled from explorations outside of the bonds of time. Some stretched like exotic animal skins; others composed to form their own visual language. Scott’s pieces offer us an omniscient view of existence, unfettered by the limiting perceptions of our physical being.

“I’m fascinated by time and humankind’s relative understanding of it. As an artist I like to step out of that seemingly one-way stream and to explore my own relationship with things considered temporary and permanent.” –Scott Nelson

Studio Tour Hands-on activity:
During open studios, Scott will demonstrate the process of transferring photo images to glass and other media. Anyone who stops by will be able to take part in the process, and will get to take home a small photo keepsake that they have helped to make.

 

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Bestial Mirrors

Wood Cut Prints & Ceramic Sculpture by Kellë McLaughlin

December 5th – January 15th
Opening reception Friday December 5th 5pm – 9pm

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Bestial Mirrors is an elemental exhibition featuring traditional wood cut prints paired with freestanding ceramic sculpture. Kellë McLaughlin is an accomplished sculptor and two-dimensional artist who completes her masterpieces through traditional methods. Her forms are inspired by live models and the corresponding animal imagery is plucked from the internal ether of these subjects. Bestial Mirrors is a sobering reference to our inner animal. Each of these Limited edition prints will be on display at Fulcrum Gallery thusly wrapping up our 2014 year. –Oliver Doriss

Artist Statement:

There is a relationship between animal and humankind that is overt and undeniable. We share innate qualities and characteristics that reveal both the civil and savage nature within beast and man. My work accentuates this relationship not only in its base form but also on an intimate and personal perspective. Each piece reflects an individuals’ introspective persona kelly6_10-19-14that is then displayed in the public eye. Every person creates a bond with a particular beast, whether consciously or not, that is perceived to represent our own persona. We glorify ourselves through the eyes of that animal within, using it to justify our deeds and desires, both condemning and exalting it when we feel the necessity. What I strive to do is bring forth an awareness of the light that we shed on the beast within ourselves, our daemon, and why.

My work has deep roots in mythology and fairy tale, using fantastic circumstances to bring forth truths that can provide guidance as well as elaborate beauty. I look at the way Robert Bly dissects the story of “The Wild Man” in Iron John, a novel about the journey from childhood to adulthood and the circumstances and trials one must go through to become a man/woman. I like to use his method as a template through which I interpret individual stories and scenarios and then apply them to my work. In Bly’s novel, the boy must find a way to embrace the “wild man” before he can ever become his true self. Each piece I create reflects that journey and the wildness inside each of us.

The balance and, at times, war between the civil and savage natures inside our persons and how we use that duality as a mask to the outside world is what my work is about.

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i am Worm Morphology.

i Hate to be an encumbrance to Anyone or Anything in my world.  i am absolutely respectful towards all creation.
My Dear Good Owner Curator of Fulcrum,,, please, say this might work for you….
warmest regards,   Worm Morphology

And so it came to pass. This is but a brief excerpt from my interaction with Worm Morphology, and for his creation there are even fewer words. This piece actually unfolds before your eyes. It is a multimedia assemblage of found objects and collected artifacts. As you step closer you will find detail within the details, and even more details within those. In the evenings it seems to flicker with an energetic presence. Maybe it’s haunted. -O

Worm Morphology’s tribute to Scorpio courtesy of the Enlightenment Cabinet – Overture to the Zodiac. on display at Fulcrum till the end of May.