By Lorna Turner
January 14–March 2
Artist’s talk and activity: January 16, 2019, 6:00–7:00 p.m., Webb Marshall Room, Groton Dining Hall
Multimedia artist, graphic designer, and educator Lorna Turner works in photography, printmaking, and ceramics. The Los Angeles–based artist’s exhibit, "Disappearing Messages," is a culmination of works exploring the idea of things and places found and forgotten.
Drawn to photographing discarded signage, abandoned houses, uninhabited industrial facilities, and public spaces, Turner is fascinated by the deterioration that happens over time—peeling paint on walls, signage that is no longer readable—any place that has lost its luster or, better yet, where the environment has reclaimed the location.
Many of her photographs have lonely qualities; through her creative approach, either through screen prints, typographic explorations, or photography, Turner tends to pull toward the years of decay, which she finds mysterious.
Turner is Groton’s artist-in-residence through the Mudge Fellowship, and will work hands-on with students January 14–18, 2019. The Mudge Fellowship was established by the Mudge Foundation in 1992 to enhance students’ exposure to the arts.