sense of excitement touched the imagination as a large number of
friends, art lovers, and students entered The East Stroudsburg
University (ESU) of PA's Madelon Powers Gallery on Thursday
to experience the Recent Works of Sean Turrell. Statues mingled among
the gathering in their stationary positions while paintings and tile
works adorned the main gallery's walls. The excitement escalated when
even more three dimensional figures created by the artist were found
in the venue's Mezzanine.
sensual and spiritual aspects of the human condition were
communicated through Mr. Turrell's work. This was especially true of
the sculpted pieces whose lines and contours enticed one's desire to
explore their attributes as one would those belonging to a lover. The
paintings presented also explored the spiritual and sensual
dimensions of life as layers of colors were sculpted upon the canvas
creating landscapes of emotions with their hues. A wall of small
tiles echoed the esoteric themes of the other work on display while
maintaining an unique quality through a pattern of images with many
presenting similar depictions of an object along with variations
embedding a singular characteristic to each tile.
figures populating the venue's Mezzanine extruded a sense of a
divinity one would be immersed in within a temple or a sacred site.
Their alignment provided a peacefulness to the individual who
ventured to the Entresol as they gently looked upon each visitor
while offering their silent guidance to those opened hearts who were
in need of it. This sensation enhanced those manifested through the
remainder of the exhibit of extraordinarily works created with a
depth embodied within every molding and brush stroke employed by the
artist. The profundity and beauty of the exhibition entreats those
who seek meaning in the art they explore to visit and revisit the
gallery often in order to journey through its textures and discover
their essence. You'll
find more photographs taken during the Artist's Reception in The
at ESU Gallery at
is a multi-disciplined artist who was born in 1965 in East
He lived most of his life in South Florida where he began studying
art in 1980 at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, FL and later
graduated with a B. A. degree in Sculpture and Photography from the
University of South Florida in 1992. Mr. Turrell
began showing his in 1984 in various galleries throughout the United
States, South America, and Europe. He received Best in Salon in 2003
at The Malta International Art Biennale. He now lives in Mount
Pocono, PA. You can learn more about Sean
Turrell by exploring his Facebook Page at
or through his Website at www.seanturrell.com.
the Recent Works of Sean Turrell will
continue to be on display in The Madelon Powers Gallery which is
located within the campus' Fine and Performing Arts Center until
The next exhibition scheduled to take place in the gallery will be
their Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary Exhibition with
an Artists' Reception scheduled to be held on Thursday November 3rd
beginning at 4pm. The reception will be preceded by a Curator’s
talk in the center's Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall beginning at 3pm.
The exhibit will continue to be on display in The Madelon Powers
Gallery until November 22nd.
Please explore The Madelon Powers Gallery Facebook Page at
for more information.