V. Elizabeth Turk – Asterope, 2018
The Savannah College of Art and Design presents work by alumnus Shine Huang (M.F.A., photography, 2017) and faculty members Josh Jalbert and V. Elizabeth Turk at Photo London.
V. Elizabeth Turk uses the Van Dyke photogram process to explore human nature through the potential of light and shadow. Her life-sized silhouettes are rendered from natural materials that mimic skin, veins, organs, and bones, producing hybrid humans where the figure is present but fleeting.
Artist V. Elizabeth Turk was a student of painting before making a life in photography in the 1970s. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the High Museum of Art, the Polaroid USA Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta, the Lamar Dodd Art Center in LaGrange, Ga., and Il Museo Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy — and in numerous private collections. Recently her photography was featured in the High Museum of Art exhibition Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection. In 2005, as co-author with writer William P. Baldwin, Turk provided photographic illustrations for Mantle Pieces of the Old South: Lost Architecture and Southern Culture (The History Press). Turk holds a master of visual arts degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. For decades, she has mentored students at the Savannah College of Art and Design as a professor of photography. Her work is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta.
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Photo London 2022
12 – 15 May 2022