Jeramy Turner's primary concern has been for many years the appropriation of visual art and film for the purpose of ruling class hegemony. She is a self-taught painter, whose paintings are most often depictions of capital's vulnerability. She has also a long history of running alternative cinemas, mostly in Chicago. She established the international radical feminist art collective, "SisterSerpents" in 1989, which Jesse Helmes decried as a "hate group" against unborn children. She has taught and lectured on the conjuncture of political involvement in art and feminism at numerous universities and institutions in the US (Chicago, Boulder, Jersey City,Cornell). Her work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm, Hamburg, Bergen,Norway, and at many alternative and university galleries throughout the US. Her paintings can be seen at www.jeramyturner.com.
The shambles of the 21st Century must be understood before actual change can take place. We must discern the perpetrators of ecological calamities, who are the same cluster of bankers and financiers and oil magnates who have created such unforetold destruction upon humankind, and at an ever increasing rate in the last decades. They who think themselves in control have awakened to the result of their profiteering. They have become the hapless victims of their own machinations. Thus, they run and hide, adopt guises of normalcy and humanity and caring, when in fact they secretly shudder in fear and dread. My paintings seek them out, hold them accountable, exhibit their follies, and also present a glimmer into the natural world as it rises up to proclaim Basta!
My paintings reveal the magical strength of plants and trees, elephants and birds, who intheir beauty and wonderment whisper: anything is possible.
Of Course We Rule