Turk’s current project, Reclaim/Proclaim Blandtown, addresses the Westside Atlanta neighborhood where his studio has been located for the past 16 years. Through a variety of media, the resulting artwork provides historical context, playfully skews the neighborhood’s derided name, and raises a critical eye on the area’s rapid transformation.
Turk received an Idea Capital grant in 2017 for developing this project. In 2018, he received an Artist Project Grant from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. An exhibition of the work will take place at Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta October 10 – November 22, 2019.