Sidney P. Sidney P. Turner's Belvedere Series offers reflections of the last days of empire. Turner hand draws the costume jewelry with colored pencils, always on an armature over a dark background, and always with faint reflections of New York life in the foreground symbolizing the aspiration of a struggling middle class to luxuries beyond their means. Turner photographs window displays in order to create photo-realistic images. His subjects are aesthetically garish, his stones and pearls are obviously fakes - a child's vision of a pirate's treasure. The goal is to call into question the status of Turner's works as art objects by constantly effacing appearance of his technique. The resulting images appear machine-produced, yet are realistic drawings of photographic still-life's. Turner's work manifests the wants and desires of a culture that knows no excess. The line separating the real and the faux is blurred.
- Mural for city of New York, 1984.
- Mural for Mr. Donald Trump, 1982.
- 1980 : Organization of Independent Artists, OIA.
- 1981: Monumental Sculpture, Navy Yard – Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY.
- 1981: Drawings, Drawing Center, New York, NY.
- 1982: Emerging Young Artist, Brooklyn, NY.
- 1982: Cross Currents, Aaron Berman Gallery, New York, NY. (Curator: Dr. Judith Van Baron McCabe)
- 1987: Summer Show, Schreiber/Cutler Gallery, New York, NY.
- 1987: Constructed Paintings. Schreiber/Cutler Gallery, New York, NY.
- 1979: School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY. - New Work From New Artists.
- 1987: Schreiber/Cutler Gallery.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY - M.F.A 1975.