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Robert C. Turner Gallery: Student Run - Student Envisioned

The Robert C. Turner Gallery is a professional gallery space at Alfred University which is  student-organized. The gallery is “student run, student envisioned” and is open during the Fall and Spring semesters. 


The Robert C. Turner Gallery is a professional gallery space at Alfred University which is student-organized. The gallery is “student run, student envisioned” and is open during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The largest gallery on campus, it features two distinct spaces: the main gallery on the lobby floor of Harder Hall and “the catwalk”, on the floor above, a more intimate viewing space with views of the exhibitions below.

The 2021 fall semester calendar features week-long exhibitions and opportunities to view work by undergraduate and graduate level students. Opening receptions are held on Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m. When the calendar allows, the exhibitions will also be open to the public during Alfred Art Walk events.

The Fall 2021 Exhibition calendar includes two events opening Friday, Sept. 17, and remaining on view through Friday, Sept. 24:

Main Space- "Suspended Light // Subversive Tension"; Henry Jackson-Spieker, Mollie McKinley, Felicity Machado.


The artists approach space from dimensional, performative, and interactive perspectives. Henry Jackson-Spieker responds to the physical boundaries of the gallery by altering and creating new surroundings and structures within the space. These surroundings are used to critique forms of societal structures through the use of multiples, tension, and physical manipulation. Felicity Machado investigates the relationship between tension and nature intimacy. Her work utilizes video installation to engage with the audience. She discusses the power of tension and the emotional transportation of light through visual video poetics and glass. Mollie McKinley’s sculptures honor the relationship between the immaterial (time) and earthen material (salt). Monoliths, typically architectural monuments to vertical power structures, are redefined as small, organic monuments to change and softness. Light, blown glass, and other materials create relational dynamics in rituals towards healing and transformation. All of these works address the overlap between the embodiments of light and suspension of tension in order to instigate criticality and curiosity.

Catwalk- "191512"

This exhibit is a collection of darkroom photography made by Alfred University students.

 

Other exhibitions scheduled for the Fall 2021 semester include:

October 1 - 8: 

Main Space- "Alfred Clay Collective Annual Auction"

Catwalk- "Photosynthesis"

 

October 15 - 22: 

Main Space- "Inner Baby"

Catwalk- "What Comes After Us"

 

October 29 - Nov 5: 

Main Space-  "Formal Opposition, Group"

Catwalk- "Seeking Discomfort, Open Call Exhibition" 

 

November 12 - 19:

Main Space- "As Seen on TV"

Catwalk- "Passing Through"

 

December 4 - 11

"BFA Senior Shows", work by Fall graduating seniors