Oak Lawn Library Hosts ‘Deep Roots’


The Oak Lawn Library will open a unique exhibition featuring East Dallas artist Guinn Powell on September 1, on view until September 27, 2018.

 

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“Deep Roots” contains 17 original pieces by Powell that delve into the history and culture of his upbringing, which influenced the artist in a profound way. Each work transports the viewer back in time with scenes of everyday rural life.

 

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“This collection is a conversation between the medium and the subject matter,” Powell says. “The series is an eclectic mix of landscapes, seascapes and other reflections of my heritage growing up in East Texas.”

 

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MEET THE ARTIST: Powell will be at the exhibition for a reception with visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at the Oak Lawn Library. The public is invited to attend the event and exhibit for free.

 

Powell, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, is a Dallas-based artist whose paintings explore subjects from a brave and candid perspective. The artist is thrilled to be showcasing his art within the Dallas community. His work has been featured at the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), The State Fair of Texas and The Lakewood Library, which features works of noteworthy and upcoming artists. Powell’s work has been frequently awarded and recognized, most recently at the 2018 Lakewood Library Annual Exhibition, and he is available for commissioned-art requests.

An Eye on Dallas Art


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Many of you may have heard buzz about, or even seen, the latest art installment that currently resides in a temporary exhibition space across from The Joule. It’s certainly “eye” catching. The 30-foot eyeball, simply titled “Eye,” is a result of a partnership between The Joule, Nasher Sculpture Center, and contemporary artist Tony Tasset.

 

In the words of the Nasher, “the enormous scale of the sculpture strives to change everyday experience by effectively miniaturizing its surroundings as well as by creating a spectacle that draws attention to the simple act of looking and to the instrument through which we take in and understand our world.” If this statement only makes you more curious, you have a great opportunity to hear more about it and its artist this weekend.

 

This Sunday, Jan. 19, Tony Tasset will host a free forum at 2.pm. at The Joule, presented by Nasher Sculpture Center. There is a special valet price for attendees and RSVP is required.