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The Demiurge by Patrick Turk

Saturday, August 19
6:00PM - 9:00PM

5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, Texas 77020

MYSTIC LYON is pleased to announce a new public art installation by artist Patrick Turk. It will be unveiled in a celebration from 6-9pm on Saturday, June 7 at Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020.

Turk’s installation, The Demiurge, is a large-scale, full color collage with sections built out into three-dimensions and highlighted with LED lights.

Turk describes The Demiurge as “the builder of the Universe and all things material. It is the force through which Everything is conceived and created. It is atomic and molecular. It is liquid, gas, and solid. It is bacteria, amoeba, and fungi. It is plants, animals and all of us.”

Patrick Turk is a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award. This grant is funded by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Opening reception: Saturday, June 17, 6-9pm
Location: Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020
On view outside the building every day until September 30, 2017.
Contact info:; 713-582-1198

Quasi-scientist and self-taught artist, Patrick Turk explores the mysteries of the universe in his highly detailed and imaginative hand-cut paper assemblages. Images taken from any number of resources including: science-fiction novels, encyclopedias, history and scientific diagrams, are cut and assembled in oftentimes multidimensional surfaces to create a curious and dark narrative.

Says Turk, “The intense levels of detail become a microcosm, forming a reflection of the human relationship to the plasticity of time and space, and to the process of self-unfolding.”

Patrick Turk was born in Galveston, Texas and lives and works in Houston. His assemblages have been exhibited throughout Houston in galleries including Art Storm, Lawndale Art Center and Rudolph/Projects/Art Scan as well as galleries in Galveston, Texas and Los Angeles, California.

In 2013, he was an Art in Residence at the Lawndale Art Center. His works have been published several times in Mung Being Magazine and include high profile commissions for the 2009 Houston Art Car Parade Poster as well as the Philokalia album cover by Golden Cities.

Patrick Turk will be one of 60 artists included in the forthcoming book, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (Texas A&M Press), authored by Robert Craig Bunch, and released in the fall of 2016. He will also be featured in the concurrent exhibition, The Art of Found Objects, held at Lone Star College – Kingwood in November 2016. (from Cris Worley Fine Arts)

Mystic Lyon is an installation art space and social sculpture in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward. Installations remain on view in and on the windows 24 hours a day. Additional programming includes pay phone call-ins to the artists, physical and metaphysical happenings, community coffees, events benefiting neighbor endeavors and weekly organic produce shares from Central City Co-op. It is also the home of the Fifth Ward Badminton Club.

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