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Jason Andrew Turner: Welcome Home

Posted on March 03 2023

Jason Andrew Turner

Jason Andrew Turner: Welcome Home
April 7 - May 19, 2023

Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Welcome Home, a solo exhibition by Jason Andrew Turner, as part of the grand opening of its new location in Old City at 12 N. 3rd St. The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the gallery and its inaugural exhibitions on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 7-10 PM. Turner’s installation on the gallery’s second floor will showcase his gestural, process-based practice and its surface applications from furniture to textiles. The exhibition will be on view April 7–May 19, 2023, at the new Paradigm Arts Building. 

Turner often begins with a sketch in sumi ink, redrawing and repeating the lines of the brushstrokes in countless iterations. In each phase, the artist attempts to make sense of a messy, maximalist, overwhelming reality; mental health and the nature of perception are key themes in Turner’s work. Intuitive color relationships and intentional spontaneity permeate the new body of work in a visual representation of organized chaos.

Interior vignettes within the gallery’s expansive second floor will set a rhythmic flow throughout the exhibition, punctuated by bold and intimate painted portraits. Whereas Turner explores the ethereal aspects of the world through abstraction and pattern, he examines the politics of humanity through portraiture. The subjects of the paintings are invented from the artist’s imagination, his emotions projected onto the blank canvasses of their features. Across the upstairs gallery space, Turner paints a sensory landscape of the psyche that pulses with existential weight.

Welcome Home highlights Turner’s collaborations with Philadelphia artists and designers, as well as Paradigm’s commitment to nurturing and showcasing innovative crossovers between creative disciplines. Stained glass works made by Flannery Cronin from Friend of All, felted textile works made by Krysta Knaster of Camphill Soltane, and tufted rugs made by Philadelphia’s Tuft the World bring Turner’s hard-edge style to their respective mediums. The collaborative works compound upon the visual density of the exhibition and complement Turner’s work while introducing new textural and technical elements.

Artwork now live for view/purchase online HERE 

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About Jason Andrew Turner
Jason Andrew Turner (b. 1982, Birmingham, AL) is a visual artist currently based in rural North Carolina. In these newest works, he begins with an armature of sumi ink, laying a thread of black ink as a pathway. Color is applied along the linear architecture relating to the emotional and cultural reflection of color meaning. This slows the immediate path to create a narrative that is both reflective and a reaction to society at large. The configurations are often repeated gestures that relate with behavioral actions, emotional states, anxiety, and symbiotic community. Turner holds a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design.

About Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studio® was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork from around the world. Paradigm Gallery is globally recognized and known as a tastemaker within the greater Philadelphia arts community. As the gallery grows, it maintains its original mission to keep art accessible, and continues to be a champion of small businesses and emerging and mid-career artists.

Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery
Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery
Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery
Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery
Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery
Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery
Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery
Jason Andrew Turner at Paradigm Gallery