DATESJuly 28 to September 16, 2012
RECEPTIONFriday, July 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Artist's SiteHarry Powers
Harry Powers, Galileo’s Mechanics #2, 2006, bronze, acrylic paint
For decardes Harry Powers has been one of the Bay Area's influential art educators.
His students number in the thousands and his impact on the development of the arts in the South Bay Area is strong.
Harry Powers maintains a strong interest in the integration of art and architecture stemming from his student days when he was a member of Stanford's prize winning team in the Collaborative Competition for Student Artists and Architects, sponsored by the American Academy in Rome. For Harry art theory is secondary to the creative process. It follows and attempts to codify the inventions and explorations of artist, poets, and musicians.
In content, Powers’ current work ranges from expressing the dignity of primal cultures, to references of Renaissance structure, and allusions to contemporary astronomy. He feels a resonance among these. His aesthetic choices still echo those long ago childhood experiences of dramatic lighting and the mysteries of the timeless night sky. This exhibition will look at the career and art if this noted teacher. (2D and 3D works)