Throughout his career, multimedia artist Turk, who first drew attention as a
, has explored identity, authenticity, and representation through painted trompe l'oeil ready-mades, hyperrealistic figurative wax sculptures, and slapdash handwritten notes mentioning art history superstars like
. Humor, tautology, and absurdity are pointedly used to articulate the heterogeneity of perception—and the act of viewing itself.
Upon entering “A Vision” a neon spelling out the show’s very title is mounted on the wall next to a mobile of clocks, each marking different times. Titled Time and Space (for Joseph Kosuth) (2015), the work re-imagines Kosuth’s iconic work Clock (One and Five) (1965), in which he probed “linguistic anthropology” (the effect that language has on the way we see the world) by installing a clock, a photograph of a clock, and dictionary entries related to a clock alongside each other. In Turk’s version, clocks spin and tick inexorably, making us keenly aware of an object’s ability to track and define human experience.