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Nicomi Nix Turner & Sarah Louise Davey: Press Release

Posted on April 01 2015


Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents works by Sarah Louise Davey and Nicomi Nix Turner
Two solo exhibitions that embody the elements of nature, struggle, beauty, and breath.
April 24, 2015 – June 6, 2015


"The Garden of No Distant Place" works by Sarah Louise Davey

Through the vessel of the figure and materiality of clay, I create sculptural objects and installations to evoke intuitive, visceral responses informed by our subjective notions of physical image and societal norms. I question my own experiences of these through the various personalities that emerge with each hybrid portrait, as they are often a mix of whimsical beauty and exaggerated macabre. Posture and pose illustrate the psychological scope of the feral female while their wide-eyed gazes portray an emotional duality that is constantly evolving within each beastly image. At the heart of these works is the eternal push and pull of the spirit. The two-headed beast, the twin within, living just beneath the skin, sharing the shell and breathing life in through the cracks. They are psychic creatures blistered by hope and beaten with twinges of nostalgia.

-Sarah Louise Davey


“No God for a Wanderer” works by Nicomi Nix Turner

The pieces I create reflect subject matters pertaining to biological deconstructionism, nature's legacy, alchemy, fables and counter-religious belief. In an orchestra of hyper-textured saturation, I aim to capture a cacophony of silent movement and erratic soliloquies in each piece.

-Nicomi Nix Turner

Nicomi Nix Turner was raised in Southern Oregon. The Pacific Northwest upbringing kindled an affinity for the botanical and entomological. Her hyper-detailed illustrations invoke a surreal understanding of the perfection in nature.


Important Dates for Media 

Opening reception*
Friday, April 24, 2015 • 5:30pm – 10:00pm
*Both artists will be in attendance.                 

Closing Reception
Friday, May 22, 2015 • 5:30pm – 10:00pm 

Exhibition Hours
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 12:00pm – 6:00pm
And 7 days a week by appointment: / (267)266-0073 

Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147

Media Information Online
Media information and images may be downloaded from dropbox.  Please email sara(at)paradigm-gallery(dot)com for the link.

Social Media
Instagram: @ParadigmGS / @sarahlouisedavey / @_fernbeds_
Twitter: @ParadigmGS
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From left to right: “And In The End, Silence” by Nicomi Nix Turner, “Every Prophet in His House” by Sarah Louise Davey, “The Nihilist & The Gods” by Nicomi Nix Turner, “Para Sensory” by Sarah Louise Davey 

For further information, a link to the dropbox media folder and/or for an exhibition preview catalog, please contact or 267-266-0073. For general information, visit