“I don’t necessarily have a statement about the work really. I found these awesome photographs and I wanted to do something with them. It seemed unfair that a huge stack of photos were dumped in a shoe box, and sat on the floor at an antique mall. There are some real gems in the stack that are technically as good as anything I have seen from some contemporary photographers. I just wanted to add a conceptual layer to them.”
In 2005, Turkovic received her Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College-University of London in curatorial studies. Turkovic has organized exhibitions in Athens, Los Angeles and New York, in alternative spaces in London and Oxford and in St. Louis at the Contemporary Art Museum, Boots Contemporary Art Space, Ellen Curlee Gallery, Schmidt Contemporary Art and White Flag Projects. She has written for publications such as Art US, Review and St. Louis Magazine. Her “artwork” was shown in 1998 when she received her BFA from Webster University and one other time in a space at the top of the A.D. Brown Building. After those two experiences, Dana decided that maybe she was a better curator than artist. There are only 4 known works by Turkovic in private collections. Turkovic is Curator of Exhibitions at Laumeier Sculpture Park.
Dementia, darling will also be on view for CAM’s Open Studios STL on Sunday June 23, 2013 from 11am – 6pm.
The Ever-Increasing Goiter on Her Neck, 2013 5″ by 5″ Wood-grain contact paper, flannel, hand-printed fabric, embroidery floss, and machine stitching on Pescia
This series, Dementia, darling, uses the handmade and domestic objects to abstractly reconstruct stories about women in the artist’s family. These tales humorously deal with issues of mental disorders, sexism, racism, religion and southern culture.
Pablo came to us on skateboard from the direction of Chippewa . He was full of energy and anxious to get started on some copper plates. Pablo spent a couple months, off and on, working and proofing. We talked about print studios like Spudnik and the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, processes like Edinburgh etch, studio habits and just life stuff. It was fun to have him around working, talking and geek’n out on printmaking!
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