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Timber by Julia Turner

Exhibition  /  09 Mar 2016  -  10 Apr 2016
Published: 11.03.2016
Julia Turner. Brooch: Swipe, 2016. Wood, stain, steel. 4.4 x 5.7 x 1.3 cm. Julia Turner
Brooch: Swipe, 2016
Wood, stain, steel
4.4 x 5.7 x 1.3 cm
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Intro
TIMBER is about wood… and about falling, clearing, sulek-burcu-emptiness-2015, and starting something new.
 

Artist list

Julia Turner
Turner received her MFA from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, after studying at the Istituto Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy. Her work has exhibited internationally and can be found in private collections world-wide.  Turner’s studio is part of the Heath Collective, located in a unique industrial space in San Francisco’s Mission District.  She has taught widely, most recently at California College of the Arts and the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. On her current body of work, the artist states:

My studio is piled with wood. A lot of it I’ve gathered in grocery bags from the scrap bins of the furniture shops in my neighborhood, some I’ve pilfered from construction sites, and I often pick up pieces from the street. My favorite bits come from friends who know what I’m up to and save things for me, from precious places, attics, things being torn down, even an old ship. I love responding to the pieces as they come in, and the stories they come with, from the forest to me. 

The most recent additions to the pile came from my own house- over the past year we’ve spent our weekends making space: pulling down ceilings, taking out beams, pulling out all kinds of mysteriously constructed shelves and fixtures, and piling it all up in the garage. For a long time I left it there, feeling like it was almost too much to respond to- and then one day I took a piece to the studio, put it on the band saw and started cutting it up. Right away I felt something resolving, some circle closing, and a huge sense of relief at the idea of my own experience, all the strain, work, worry (is it ok to pull out this nail? will the house fall down?) and so much history in that house before us, going through a band saw blade to become something totally fresh, different, and uncomplicated by the past.

TIMBER keeps going through my mind as I watch the wood transform, break, absorb color, smooth down or splinter off, showing its structure and its weak points. Everything changes, and everything that falls away makes room for something new. / Julia Turner

 

Hours

Tuesday through Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Julia Turner. Necklace: Scape (Black/Brown), 2016. Walnut, stain, oxidized sterling silver, string, magnetic clasp. 53.4 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm. Julia Turner
Necklace: Scape (Black/Brown), 2016
Walnut, stain, oxidized sterling silver, string, magnetic clasp
53.4 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm
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Julia Turner. Brooch: Timber #2, 2016. Wood, stain, steel. 6.9 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm. Julia Turner
Brooch: Timber #2, 2016
Wood, stain, steel
6.9 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm
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Julia Turner. Brooch: Mill #5, 2016. Mixed wood, stain, sterling 18k gold. 6.35 x 5 x 1.2 cm. Julia Turner
Brooch: Mill #5, 2016
Mixed wood, stain, sterling 18k gold
6.35 x 5 x 1.2 cm
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Julia Turner. Necklace: Planes (Aqua/Red), 2016. Maple, stain, sterling silver, cord, magnetic clasp. 48.8 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm. Julia Turner
Necklace: Planes (Aqua/Red), 2016
Maple, stain, sterling silver, cord, magnetic clasp
48.8 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm
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Julia Turner. Necklace: Mill #4, 2016. Walnut, paint, linen, oxidized silver. 17 x 10.7 x 0.6 cm. Julia Turner
Necklace: Mill #4, 2016
Walnut, paint, linen, oxidized silver
17 x 10.7 x 0.6 cm
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Julia Turner. Brooch: Timber #1, 2016. Walnut, stain, steel. 4.4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm. Julia Turner
Brooch: Timber #1, 2016
Walnut, stain, steel
4.4 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm
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Julia Turner. Brooch: Mill #3, 2016. Ebonized walnut, paint, linen, oxidized sterling silver clasp. 17 x 10.7 x 0.6 cm. Julia Turner
Brooch: Mill #3, 2016
Ebonized walnut, paint, linen, oxidized sterling silver clasp
17 x 10.7 x 0.6 cm
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Julia Turner. Brooch: Stack (Yellow), 2016. Maple, stain,paint, steel. 5.7 x 5 x 1.2 cm. Julia Turner
Brooch: Stack (Yellow), 2016
Maple, stain,paint, steel
5.7 x 5 x 1.2 cm
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Julia Turner. Pendant: White Wall, 2016. Walnut, gesso, linen, 18k gold. 6.3 x 5 x 1.2 cm. Julia Turner
Pendant: White Wall, 2016
Walnut, gesso, linen, 18k gold
6.3 x 5 x 1.2 cm
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