Population: Defaced

March 16 - May 28 2016

Joanne Artman Gallery, NYC

"The current group of head paintings span ideas that started many years ago, and have manifested into these most recent paintings called Population Defaced. The nobility and the depravity that are part of our humanity and inhumanity, has continued to be a point of view. The face holds all the contradictions of our existence as a race, the good and the bad. You can tell who a person is in the first glance. There is a knowing that may take time to reveal itself fully, but it's there in the face, in a moment's notice. When we look at a painting of a person we participate in that knowing experience, the observer and the observed are revealed." --Ray Turner.

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Ray Turner / Compendium 2 Paint

September 06 - October 25 2014

Peter Mendenhall Gallery

“Ray Turner's startling new work expands upon the portraits
on glass that he is known for, presenting the conceptual
ramifications of paint itself as subject matter. By titling
this ambitious exhibition, Compendium 2, Turner displays nothing
less than a visual treatise on paint, exploring its essence
as a vehicle for expression and illusion, using both color
and absence of color.”

- Michael Duncan

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Ray Turner: Population

September 14 - November 10 2013

Huntington, West Virginia

The opening reception for Population by Walter Gropius Master Artist Ray Turner takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013, with a public presentation by Ray Turner followed by a reception.

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Ray Turner: Population

June 01 - August 25 2013

Wichita, KS

The portraits of California-based artist Ray Turner engage viewers with their direct gaze and thick, luscious strokes of oil paint that rest on top of 12-by-12-inch panels of glass.

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Ray Turner: Population

March 01 - April 27 2013

Alexandria, LA

Ray Turner’s Population is an evolving, community-engaged traveling exhibition comprised of a series of representational and abstract painted portraits that invite the viewer to contemplate notions of both collective and individual identity.

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Ray Turner: Population

November 03 - February 03 2012

Museum of Glass - Tacoma, WA

This dynamic visual snapshot of multiple communities, painted in oil on glass, now includes residents of Tacoma. Experience this growing body of work at this unique venue, on view November 3, 2012 through February 3, 2013.

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Ray Turner: Population

March 03 - May 07 2012

Akron Art Museum

Including the 24 portraits of Akron area residents in this showing, the exhibit comprises 190 paintings from Turner’s Population series along with nine works from the Monroe series (which are images of the artist’s son) and four works from his Good Man/Bad Man series (which are imaginary portraits that capture the essence of individuals abstractly and subjectively while aimed at essential moral qualities).

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Ray Turner: Population

June 16 - September 11 2011

Long Beach Museum of Art

A solo exhibition of nearly 300 portraits by American artist Ray Turner, Population is an expanding series that invites viewers to contemplate identity – individually as well as collectively. Curated by Art Critic Peter Frank and LBMA Executive Director Ron Nelson, the exhibit also includes a selection of photographic interpretations, works on paper, and three-dimensional pieces by Turner. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and the exhibition will continue through Sunday, September 11, 2011.

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