Department of Art & Art History

Locus by John Powers

Locus by John Powers

December 12, 2016 - January 26, 2017
Artist lecture and closing reception: Thursday, January 26 @ 5:00 p.m.

The Department of Art & Art History in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is pleased to announce Locus, with artwork by John Powers. The exhibition opens in Biggin Gallery on December 12, 2016, and runs through January 26, 2017. The artist will present a lecture on his work on Thursday, January 26 at 5 p.m. in Biggin 005; a public reception in the gallery will follow. This event is free and open to the public, and Biggin Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

John Douglas Powers was born in Frankfort, Indiana in 1978. His sculptural work has been exhibited nationally at venues including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The MIT Museum, The Mariana Kistler Beach Museum of Art, The Huntsville Museum of Art, The Wiregrass Museum of Art, The Alexander Brest Museum, The Masur Museum, The Gadsden Museum of Art, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Brenda Taylor Gallery, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Vero Beach Museum of Art and Cue Art Foundation. His videos and animations have been screened internationally.

Powers studied art history at Vanderbilt University and earned his MFA in sculpture, with distinction, at The University of Georgia. His work has been featured in The New York Times, World Sculpture News, Sculpture Magazine, Art Forum, The Huffington Post, Art in America, The Boston Globe and on CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the recipient of the 2013 Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant as well as a Southeastern College Art Conference Individual Artist Fellowship, an Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award. Powers currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee and is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Tennessee.

* Image: Locus, 2015. Oak, poplar, steel, brass, plastic and electric motor. 4' x 22' x 22'

Last Updated: January 31, 2017