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John Douglas Powers: Between Centers

John Douglas Powers will be featured in an exhibition “Between Centers” where he will present his popular, kinetic sculpture Field of Reedsalongside a series of newly created video works.

Of his work, Powers says, “The allure of the unattainable and its connection to the passage of time have become central to my research. Drawing from areas as diverse as natural history, architecture and the history of technology, I am engaged in an investigation of what lies at the intersection of cinema, computation, music and physical space. By employing motion and sound in my work, I incorporate the passage of time as a compositional element in an attempt to more closely examine abstract and often intangible topics such as memory, thought, emotion, language and the essence of self.”

Powers received his M.F.A. in sculpture (with distinction) from The University of Georgia and a B.A. in art history from Vanderbilt University. John is the recipient of The Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant as well as the Southeastern College Art Conference Individual Artist Fellowship and Alabama State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. His sculptures, installations, animation and video works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.