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Shepherd's Scarborough Library to host senior painting, sculpture exhibition

ISSUED: 5 April 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd's Scarborough Library to host senior painting, sculpture exhibition)

Shepherdstown, WV--Shepherd University's Scarborough Library will host a gallery opening Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. for 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. The opening reception is free to the public, and the artist will be present to answer questions and discuss her work. 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.

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Isabelle Truchon's work will be on display in the Scarborough Library April 19-30.

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