Artist: Jason Turner KCAT Arts Centre
“If I didn’t do art I’d be letting myself down”
Jason Turner’s exhibition Singing in the Air is his first solo presentation of paintings of birds. It brings together a body of work set into motion in 2014 by an inquisitive fascination for these creatures of the sky.
Turner first began his creative career in Kingsriver Community where he pursued the art of willow weaving and wood carving before becoming a member of the KCAT Studio in 2006. Since joining the KCAT Studio, painting has formed the basis of Turner’s practice. He has exhibited in both national and international contexts, and currently has work touring Ireland as part of a major group exhibition Together Now. Over the years, Turner has explored a variety of themes ranging from abstraction to figurative skyscapes of the solar systems, developing an intuitive and strong handling of the medium.
Singing in the Air provides an insight into Jason’s expansive study of birds, drawing our attention to birds that are found in our everyday environment, that we may often overlook.
This exhibition runs for 3 weeks until Friday 21st February.