Until 27th May 2017, Anthony Turner’s Nourishment - an exhibition of evocative stone carving - will be at the ground floor lobby of The Broadgate Tower from late March as part of our Urban Eden season.
Taking inspiration direct from nature, in particular fruits, vegetables, plants and trees, Kenyan-born Turner creates both monumental and intimate carvings at his Devon and Oxford studios. Inspired by an abstract tradition, the sculptures also resonate with spiritual calmness and provide reflection, not only on the edible nourishment offered by such produce, but also on the positive mental nourishment to be gained from contemplation and a deeper connection to nature.
About the artist
Anthony Turner is represented in London by Mayfair based Sladmore Contemporary, for more details visit sladmorecontemporary.com and anthonyturner.net. Widely traveled, he is familiar with the structural and decorative manners in which ancient cultures and civilizations handle stone and gained further insight into carving whilst assistant to master sculptor Peter Randall-Page during the 1990s.
"As I carve I am imagining the generous nourishing abundance of nature. Imaginary exotic fruits, modest everyday vegetables and potent archetypal forms contain infinite meanings whilst remaining timeless and still. I see matters of huge importance to the whole human condition in the curves of a bean." Anthony Turner.
To ensure ease of access on arrival please confirm your visit by email to Broadgate’s Art Curator Rosie Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other art to see at Broadgate
Natural Histories by Tracey Bush (until 30th May at 201 Bishopsgate) - delicate and subtle plant studies, artist's books and cut-paper pieces which reference traditions of botanicals and herbariums.
Capturing London by Julie Leonard (until 1st September at Broadgate Tower) - a series of artworks featuring cityscapes, landscapes and portraits on prints taken from drawings done in situ by Julie on her iPad or iPhone of the local area.
Traces of Traces by Rosie Leventon (until 29th May at Exchange House) - wellbeing and sustainable themed artwork by the London-based sculptor.