Terry Turrell at Patricia Rovzar Gallery

A friend recommended that I go see the Terry Turrell exhibit at Patricia Rovzar Gallery. Boy, am I glad that I did. A mixed media artist from the Pacific Northwest, Terry dedicated this show to his late wife, Loni who recently passed away last fall. According to the gallery, he created over 100 works for this show entitled, Forever.

Terry  Turrell

Turrell is a self-www.kathievezzanitaught outsider artist who uses many different mediums, like the picture left painted on tin with encaustic. He uses found objects, woods, oils, acrylics, and a lot of tin. Apparently, he and his wife collected retablos from Mexico.

Katie Kendrick and I were very pleased to see these since we had painted ex-votos with Judy Wise on our trip last fall in Oaxaca.

Our Ex-Votos made with Judy Wise
Katie Kendrick and Carla Sonheim

I fell in love with Turrell’s sculptures that combine wood, tin, nails, paint and other materials to create these fantastical beings. Most of the ones in the gallery had red tags on them. Here’s Katie and Carla in front of two of his magical pieces. Now you can appreciate the scale of them.


I highly recommend that you see this exhibit which is up until Jun 28. If you are a painter, assemblage or encaustic artist, you will be amazed at his body of work. Really, go.

Here are two more pieces not currently in the exhibit.

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Here is a link to see more of his work in ISSUU.

Be sure to peruse the books on the table that chronicle Turrell’s love for his wife filled with love notes, drawings and words that held special meaning to them.

So glad that I went.  Thanks, Kristina and thanks Katie and Carla for going with me.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. judywise says:

    Oh my gosh. I’m in heaven. Of course I’ve followed his work for years but to see so much as once (the catalog). Thank you for sharing this with all of us not in the area. I’m soooo inspired.

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    1. Perhaps you could stop on the way to Bainbridge. It’s right next to SAM. Parking isn’t too bad then you could jet down to the ferry. Just a thought. His work is amazing. I really love his tin work.


  2. lynnwhipple says:

    A perfect day. A field trip with great art and friends. Turrell has a special way of communicating with his mark making and rich textures and colors. I am such a fan! Thank you for the inspiration Kathie!!

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    1. I am a huge fan now, too, Lynn. So thrilled that I was able to see so much of his work in one place. Must wrangle a way to meet him now that I know he is from PNW. Would love to see his studio!

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      1. lynnwhipple says:

        Oh gosh yes… A studio visit would be fantastic.. Dreamy!!

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  3. shannon weber says:

    Pretty Wonderful thanks for sharing.Very Happy Summer to You!!xoxo

    Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:36:05 +0000 To: shannonweber1@hotmail.com

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    1. Same to you, Shannon! Gather and collect many beautiful things for your art.


  4. Robyn says:

    Thank you for this lovely post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. My pleasure, Robyn.


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