Ben Turnbull: Truth, Justice and the American Way

Ben Turnbull, Hero III, 2011; courtesy of the artist and Eleven Fine Art, London

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This exhibition takes a retrospective look at Ben Turnbull’s striking visual arts practice from the last decade, alongside newly commissioned artwork and publication with an essay by Richard Dyer.

America acts as muse for Turnbull, its politics, culture, history and media are the basis for work that adopts childrens’ playthings, cult items and memoribillia for its distinctive aesthetic. Objects are manipulated, subverted and combined with satire to comment on war, propaganda, violence, the depths of patriotism and the paranoid state of society.

Turnbull's highly crafted work often manifests with a glossy toy factory feel, but don't be fooled by the humour and Pop appearance, Turnbull's art is political and has something to say. From his unflinching criticism of political policy and the resulting influence on American society to his celebratory Heroes series which commemorates the selfless acts of the American emergency services when faced with the atrocities of 9/11, you are never far from Turnbull's social commentary

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Exhibition Information

1st October - 24th November 2012.
Exhibition entry is FREE.
Held within Lancaster's Peter Scott Gallery.

Artist Event: 6.30pm, 24th October. (Open to all).