Galerist, Istanbul: SIGNS OF TIME

SIGNS OF TIME
JULY 18 –AUGUST 17, 2013
OPENING: July 18, 19:00 –21:00

     Merve Morkoç, Boooom, 1.5m x 1m, aquarelle and dry pastel on canson, 2013

Galerist is pleased to present the first exhibition of the ‘Signs of Time’ artist initiative between July 18 and August 17, 2013. The show, which is the first of a series, holds the same title as the artist initiative and aims to display the wide-ranging and technically diverse output of Huo Rf, Merve Morkoç, and Sena.

The project came to life when the three young artists, who are supported by Taner Ceylan, came together to create a common platform for expressing their artistic beliefs and their anxieties. Their goal was to declare their independence in light of the change that is taking hold of their generation and heralding a new era.

The initiative explores various methods to express its members’ influences and to leave a lasting mark. To do so, they will stage new exhibitions in different venues and to grow their ranks with new members. The project, which is directed by art writer Hatice Utkan, was named by Taner Ceylan, one of Turkey’s leading contemporary artists. The initiative captures the spirit and the signs of time through a series of same titled, independent exhibitions that do not follow a single artistic trend.

Huo Rf
Mersin, 1988
Huo Rf graduated from the Painting Department of Balıkesir University's School of Fine Arts. His "Not without Me" drawing series for the group exhibition ‘Signs of Time’ was influenced by Max Beckmann, Leon Bonnat, Classical Greek Art, and his teachers. A freelance art writer since 2010, the artist has participated at the following group exhibitions: 6th and 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2007/2008, Print For Peace Grabados Por La Paz Mexico 2009, International Print Triennale Society Jagiellonian Library Lettra Krakow Oldenburg Poland 2009.

Merve Morkoç
Istanbul, 1986
Merve Morkoç is a graduate of the Graphic Design Department of Mimar Sinan University. Her ‘Netame Hanım ve Kumpanyası’ titled first solo-exhibition was held at Milk gallery in 2010. This was followed by her second solo exhibition ‘Yüzükoyun’ at Galerist in 2011.

Sena
Istanbul,1982
Sena graduated from the Graphic Arts and Design Department of Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London in 2006. She worked on social responsibility art projects between 2005 and 2008. The artist was one of the two founding members of ‘Tershane’ project that started in 2006. She had three solo exhibitions at Gallery X-ist and participated at various national and international art fairs.

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