Solo show by Annette Turrillo
“Annette Turrillo focuses on themes of reflection and retrospection as she observes the human condition and its place in the universe and, in particular, its responsibilities to maintain beauty and harmony on our planet.
In works that include paintings, installations, and multi-media technology, Turrillo creates an atmosphere of solitude and mystery that she invites the interaction of the visitor, as a participant, not merely an observer. With interaction, she hopes that the significance of her message that the environment is basic to the existence of all creation will resonate more profoundly.
In images that have become a metaphorical and symbolic language to reveal the profound presence of humanity, she uses the face as an icon to reflect upon our inner world and that of our creative imagination to make things personal and complete. Each face is transformed by the force of spiritual essence and illuminated by the light of inner harmony. These metaphysical qualities are expressed in subtle brushwork, effusive imagery, and delicate details. Her intense atmospheric luminosity exalts the beauty of humanity as a symbol of life and love and the embodiment of nature at its most reverential. Presented as a reference to the cycles of life and the movement of the planets as sources of meditation, she seeks universal peace and understanding through art.
The works of Annette Turrillo transcend the physical as they reveal the mysterious environment of all earthly existence. It is a message of value to everyone and suits the gallery at The Frost Art Museum which we dedicate to the healing arts and the environment.”
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Director and Chief Curator