Saturday, October 08, 2016

Turrell at ESU

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

A 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 October 6th 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.

The 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.

The 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 Turrell at ESU Gallery at

Sean Turrell is a multi-disciplined artist who was born in 1965 in East Haddam, CT. 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

The Exhibition featuring 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 October 28th. 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.

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