Artists Guild Sponsors Sculptor Sewell Presentation

POTTSTOWN PA – Sculptor Leo Sewell (at top) has played with junk now for 50 years, and developed his own assemblage technique. He’ll talk about it, and his sculptures composed of recognizable objects of plastic, metal and wood, during an Oct. 20 (2020; Tuesday) virtual presentation sponsored by the Pottstown Area Artists Guild at 7 p.m. on the Zoom conferencing platform.

Registration is free, and being accepted online here. Click on “Book Appointment” and choose the class, “Leo Sewell Talk”. Then click on Team Member “Leo Sewell,” followed by the session for the Oct. 20 7 PM session, and complete the form with your information. Click the “Book Appointment” button at the bottom of the form. For Zoom details, click the green button on the confirmation screen.

Sewell continues to cull the refuse of Philadelphia, out of which he fashions pieces of all sizes from a life-size house cat to a 40-foot installation. Objects are chosen for their color, shape, texture, durability and patina, then they are assembled using nails, bolts, and screws. The outdoor sculptures are constructed of stainless steel, brass, or aluminum found objects, welded together.

Sewell grew up near a dump, and began picking and playing with found objects before age 10. With the help of a father and his adequate workshop, he began to assemble. It was not about art, but about building.

During the 1960s Sewell, at college, learned about modern art and dedicated his life to making sculptures from manufactured objects. Over the subsequent decades he has produced more than 4,000 sculptures, mostly representational forms. Corporations, museums and individuals throughout the world have his works in their collections.

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Photos of Sewell and his works supplied by PAAG