Carter Burden Gallery presents Folding Light featuring hyperrealistic drawings by Sidney Peter Turner in the West Gallery. The exhibition runs from April 22 – May 19, 2021 at 548 West 28th Street in New York City.
Sidney Peter Turner present hyper-realistic drawings on paper in Folded Light. Turner’s process begins with the folding of translucent paper to create constructed collages. Once he reaches the desired composition, he uses both natural and colored lights to bring out the delicate hues and luminosity of the folded paper. He then draws these constructions with Prismacolor pencils onto drawing paper that is then adhered to cradled board. The result is impressively delicate and precise renditions that could easily be mistaken for photographs. Sidney Peter Turner states, “My intention is to re-conceptualize visuals from our superstitions and fables. The drawings re-imagine both ancient and modern mythologies, and old ceremonies and rituals are recreated with new visual interpretations to reorient the viewer.”
Born and raised in Flatbush Brooklyn, New York, Sidney Peter Turner’s was influenced greatly by the artists in his family. He recognizes his Grandmother Sadie, Aunt Edith, and Uncle George Bergen, an artist connected to the Bloomsbury group, as a driving force in his lifelong artistic practice. Turner received both his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where he began and developed his preferred medium of colored pencil drawings. He has exhibited in both group and solo shows throughout New York. Turner’s commissions include two murals for the City of New York, one of which was located at Grand Central Station.