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.
Turrell is a self-taught 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.
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.
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.