Elizabeth Turk: Tipping Point Exhibition

217 Metropole Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-2414

  • Presented By: Catalina Island Museum
  • Dates: April 30, 2019 - March 31, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Catalina Island Museum
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $17 adults, $15 seniors (60+), students (with a valid ID), and members of the military (active and veterans). All children receive free admission every day (15 years old and younger) with a paid adult admission
  • About

    MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship Awardee Elizabeth Turk began working on the Tipping Point exhibition in the Fall of 2018 during a month-long open studio/live exhibition with Tyler Stallings at Orange Coast College. Highlighting various attributes of this continent's birds, Turk developed an alphabet of symbols. Using these unique symbols, she explores the greater concept – Extinction. The “Sound Columns” juxtapose the ephemeral with the eternal. Inspired by recordings of extinct birds (cataloged by the Ornithology Lab at Cornell University) Turk created evocative sculptural forms. The metal maze laced with imagery, will be cut to create beautiful interactive moments.

    Where the audience becomes both victim and aggressor in the fate of our planet. The interactive moments become even more dramatic when illuminated after dark. 

    "Extinction as a concept, event as a conversation, overwhelms us so deeply, we remain silent. Tipping Point is an artwork created to open this sensitive topic, without conclusions, only respect for a natural world much larger than we are." - Elizabeth Turk 

    Sponsored by Tod and Linda White

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