Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to announce 110 / 120, an exhibition of two new works by Daniel Turner.
A repetitive pulsing sound thrums throughout the gallery. As viewers enter the space, they encounter an accumulation of polished, nickel-plated brass rods cast diagonally upon the floor. Stacked upon each other, these objects show signs of aggressive intervention: the metal has been shaved away and peeled back to its brass core, altered from its original form. As viewers continue through the gallery and approach the source of the unwavering noise, they find themselves in a darkened area illuminated only by the moving image of an operational sewing machine – the artist’s first ever work in video form. The needle sews nothing, instead hammering away at itself in a laborious pretense. Addressing systems of production and utility and making reference to the boundaries of the autotelic, each work refers pointedly to both manual labor and the worker yet both are markedly absent.
Daniel Turner (1983, Portsmouth, VA) lives and works in New York NY. His work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions domestically and internationally including: The Chinati Foundation (Marfa, TX), Objectif Exhibitions (Antwerp, Belgium), Galerie im Taxispalais (Innsbruck, Austria), Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève/ Fondation Arditi (Geneva, Switzerland), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France), University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA), Muzeul National de Arta din Cluj-Napoca (Cluj, Romania), and The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland). Turner’s work is currently included in The Forces Behind the Forms at the Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Museen Haus Lange und Haus Esters in Krefeld, Germany, which travels to Kunstmuseum Thun in Thun, Switzerland this fall.
110 / 120 marks Turner’s second solo exhibition at Franklin Parrasch Gallery; a poster illustrating a detail of the floor sculpture has been produced on the occasion of this show. 110 / 120 will be on view at 53 East 64 Street from April 7-May 14, 2016; the artist will be present for an opening reception on April 7 from 6-8p. For images, biography, and further information, please contact Katharine Overgaard at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212-246-5360 during business hours (Tues-Sat, 10a-6p).