Syntax: ‘sin-,taks

Main Gallery

This exhibition features contemporary artists who employ writing in the creation of images. From their use of the graphic quality of individual letters, to Arabic calligraphy, to words that possess meanings, these artists all create works that pull the viewer into a dialogue. The addition of writing adds an interesting layer to image making that […]

225º F: Encaustic Encounters

Main Gallery

225° F: Encaustic Encounters is the first exhibition focused entirely on encaustic painting to be featured in the TVCA’s galleries. This curated, invitational exhibition explores naturalistic themes from the work of exceptional, encaustic artists who challenge the established traditions of the media by expressing innovation in the utilization of encaustic techniques. This exhibition features encaustic […]

Steven Siegel: Wonderful Life

Main Gallery

Steven Siegel currently lives and works in upstate New York. He received his MFA from Pratt Institute, and an MA and BA from Hampshire College in Amherst. He has received numerous grants and awards and has completed site sculptures and installations within the United States and abroad. Siegel was the Martin and Doris Rosen Award […]

Ray Kass: Trays and Tondos – and Recent Works on Paper

Main Gallery

Ray Kass lives in New York City and Blacksburg, Virginia, where he is Professor Emeritus of Art at Virginia Tech. He is a nationally recognized painter and writer, and is founder and director of the Mountain Lake Workshop, a collaborative, community-based art project drawing on the customs, environmental resources, and technology of the New River […]

Andy Warhol: A Photographic Legacy: Recent Gifts to the Turchin Center Permanent Collection

Main Gallery

In 2007, The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts celebrated its twentieth anniversary. To mark this milestone, a new program titled The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy was established. The program would broaden access to the artist's photographic work by donating more than 28,500 original polaroids and silver gelatin prints to college and university museums […]

If you can kill a snake with it, it ain’t art!

Main Gallery

North Carolina poet Jonathan Williams (1929 - 2008) has been collecting things that captured his visual attention and imagination for most of his life, and especially since the beginning of the 1950s, around the time he dropped out of Princeton University and found a more suitable educational niche for himself closer to home at Black […]

On the Mark!

Main Gallery

Drawing ... the term brings to mind formal concepts such as line, volume, shading, rhythm and images of delicately pencil-rendered scenes or maybe a heavy, charcoal, expressionistic rendering of the human form. These are important aspects of drawing but, like other media, it has expanded to include unusual materials and approaches. This exhibition focuses on […]

Halpert Biennial ’07: A National Juried Visual Art Competition and Exhibition

Main Gallery

The Halpert Biennial '07 is a national, juried two-dimensional art competition and exhibition program designed to recognize new works by emerging and established artists residing in the United States. It has grown wonderfully over the years and features some of the most exciting new visual art being produced in the country. All visual artists currently residing in […]

The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965-2005

Main Gallery

The Turchin Center, in partnership with the Massachusetts College of Art and Philadelphia University, presents The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment 1965-2005. This exhibition is a select retrospective of 40 years of international sociopolitical posters. Themes include dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental and health concerns, AIDS, […]

Arnold Mesches: It’s a Circus

Main Gallery

Arnold Mesches: It's a Circus is a poignant and powerful critique of current society. Mesches' works, which include large paintings and framed color studies, feature figures and creatures that defy gravity as they float, flip, and fly through dream-like environments. This body of work is both technically strong and conceptually relevant to current society, as Mesches […]

Redefining Space: Sculpture by Laura Amussen, Samuel Nigro, Venske and Spänle

Main Gallery

This exhibition is the culmination of a six month long series of exhibitions and events exploring contemporary sculpture. This exhibition features the work of Samuel Nigro, Venske and Spänle and Laura Ammussen. The work of Nigro, Venske and Spänle and Laura Ammussen will be installed in the main gallery level, and they will all present […]

Where There’s Smoke… Ceramics and Glass

Main Gallery

This exhibition features two historically significant media within the visual arts culture of North Carolina – clay and ceramics. The works included focus on inventive forms, techniques, concepts, and juxtaposition of materials that explore the sculptural potential of these dynamic media. The work of established and emerging artists included in this exhibition clearly reflects the […]