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SU to host painting, sculpture exhibition

By Staff | Apr 13, 2012

Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library will host the painting and sculpture exhibition “EQUUS, The Finished Works” by senior painting and drawing student Isabelle Truchon. The exhibit will be on display through April 30.

A resident of Harpers Ferry, Truchon will exhibit relief paintings, organic sculptures and large scale gestural paintings, which feature horses in a monochromatic palette.

The subtleties of the umber, ochre, sienna and bone black are complimented by the use of a rich variety of substrates to form collage ensembles on larger scale panels. Layers of pigmented wax cover the reliefs, creating a rich quality. The sculptural works are abstract structures that emulate earth’s textures, sensuality, and harmony. Calligraphic marks and India ink lines applied with a brush expressively fill the paintings with delicate yet bold aesthetics. Often included in Truchon’s paintings are leather and wood elements, combined with inspirational excerpts from Romanticist literature, Shakespeare sonnets and lyrics of songs enjoyed by the artist while painting.

With a career in the arts spanning over 18 years, the artist’s past experience has given her an adeptness on media and application, but most importantly her personal experiences have given her an insight on life from which she draws during the creation process. Visit Isabelle Truchon’s website for more information on the artist at www.isabelletruchon.com.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 to 11 p.m.

For more information, contact Isabelle Truchon at 571-291-5988.