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Stickers, drawings and indecipherable handwritten messages populate the canvases hanging inside Adam Turl’s latest exhibit. The characters—rats, possums, sex robots, chickens and baristas—recur in the form of black and white cartoon portraits, each one a tongue-in-cheek caricature of individuals or ideas that Turl has encountered in his own life. “Billy,” the “all lives matter” opossum, for example, or Ms. “Against Punching Nazis” (which is really just a drawing of a fist literally clutching pearls)—you get the idea. The “inspiration” of the Revolt of the Swivel Chairs is the brainchild of Turl’s own labyrinthine creation, a story based on his fictional character Alex Pullman, an artist and coffee shop worker who believes he can see visions of the future. (Leslie Ventura, Las Vegas Weekly)
Adam Turl is an artist and writer who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and St. Louis, Missouri. He is an editor at Red Wedge Magazine. Turl's recent exhibitions include Revolt of the Swivel Chairs at The Cube Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Thirteen Baristas at the Brett Wesley Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kick the Cat at Project 1612 in Peoria, Illinois and The Barista Who Could See the Future, as part of Exposure 19 at Gallery 210 (St. Louis, Missouri). His upcoming exhibitions include The Barista Who Disappeared at Artspace 304 (in June 2018) in Carbondale, Illinois. In 2016 Turl was a resident at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.