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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
June 10 - 25, 2005
New York, NY

Art @ Large
presents:
"Frances Turner (1965 - 2003)"
An exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by the late Frances Turner

Opening reception: Friday, June 10, 2005, 6 - 9 PM.

“Frances' work is simply too good, and too important, to be allowed to disappear from public view after her untimely death. She was selected for exhibition at the UK National Portrait Gallery BP Award Exhibition five times between 1996-2001. The Portrait Award receives over six hundred entries annually from the best figurative artists in Britain, but only sixty paintings are exhibited. To be selected five times in six years justifies regarding Frances Turner as one of the most important British figurative artists of the late twentieth century.

"That is why we are committed to promoting her work. She was not ashamed of her ambition, and we are not ashamed of our ambition on her behalf. She is not here to fight for the recognition she deserves and so we must.” — Gordon Turner, Heather Gardiner and Peter Gandy, the family of Frances Turner.

Some of the proceeds from sales in this exhibition will go to the Frances Turner Trust. The Frances Turner Trust aims to establish an award in Frances' name for young artists specializing in figurative work in oil.

At present, there are negotiations with the Laboratorio Arte Contemporaneo 'LAC' in Mexico City. LAC intends to run a competition in 2006 for young Mexican artists to produce a work in oil inspired by the art of Frances Turner. The runners up in this completion will be shown at the LAC Gallery, and the winner will be awarded a trip to the UK. The LAC show will run in parallel with the Retrospective of Frances' work in Mexico City in autumn 2006.

Art @ Large
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM -- or call. Free admission.
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630 Ninth Avenue No. 707, New York, NY 10036  Map  212.957.8371

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