While visiting the Wythe Hotel in New York recently we were captivated the work of Vadis Turner, with her exhibit of Eighteen Hours on display in the lobby. Her pieces are created using a combination of ribbons and fabrics that she uses as her medium to “paint” color on the canvas, a method she created when she was the artist-in-residence at Materials For The Arts (MFTA) which is a warehouse in Queens, New York that accepts cast-offs and donations from a variety of companies, including fashion-houses which are then made available to schools and creative organizations that can make use items. We take a closer look at her beautiful and tactile mixed-media pieces both current and past. The exhibit is in the lobby of the Wythe Hotel until February 12,2015 and is free and open to the public. Vadis Turner is represented by Jack Geary Contemporary.
Daybreak 2013, Twelve (Day) 2014. Both on exhibit at Wythe Hotel. Photos via Vadis Turner
Primrose Path Engulfed in Smoke 2011, Red Candy and Black Mold 201. Photos via Lyons Wier Gallery
Cake Mold (2011), Purple 2014. Photos via Lyons Wier Gallery and Vadis Turner
Mold Nest 2011, Drunken Flowers 2014. Photos via Lyons Wier Gallery and Vadis Turner
Water Sample (Particle) 2013, Swamp 2013. Photos via Vadis Turner
Six 2014, Air Sample (Black) 2013. Photos via Vadis Turner
Dye/Bleach Collage 6pm 2014, Dye/Bleach Collage 9pm. Both on exhibit at Wythe Hotel. Photos via Vadis Turner website