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Bryan Powers

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  Bryan Powers is a Berkshires‐based sculptor whose process begins with raw materials such as wood stone, and metal, which he fabricates into one cohesive unit. The sculptures he creates have a connection to the natural world, and don’t require the use of paint.

Wood, stone, and metal are my medium. My inspiration is drawn from biological criteria. These all become connected as one.

Connection is a reoccurring word that emphasizes the theme behind my sculptures. My process of creation begins with irregular raw materials, which I then fabricate into one cohesive unit. This is achieved by incorporating techniques derived from cabinet making, metal fabrication and masonry. The sculptures that I create have a connection to the natural world. By using different materials I’m able to broaden my color palette without the use of paint. Paint only suffocates the surface and I like to think of my sculptures as living forms able to connect and react to its environment. In a way my sculptures are never really finished due to the aging of the materials. I see space as a blank canvas.

Education

2004    BFA – Sculpture/3-D Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

2009    MFA – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia

 

Selected Exhibitions

2011     MEDITECH Art gallery – Westwood, MA

2009    Annual Student Exhibition – Philadelphia, PA

2009    Academy Fellowship Award Exhibition – Philadelphia, PA

2009    Projects Gallery – Philadelphia, PA

2008    MFA Juried Exhibition, Galley 128 – Philadelphia, PA

2008    Contemporary Artist under 40 Exhibition – Pittsfield, MA

2007     MFA Juried Exhibition, Gallery 128 – Philadelphia, PA

2006    Berkshire Art showcase – Pittsfield, MA

2005    Berkshire Art showcase – Pittsfield, MA

2005    Giving Tree outside Art Gallery – Cape Cod, MA

2004    BFA Exhibition, Artworks Gallery – New Bedford, MA

2004    Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition – North Dartmouth, MA

2003     Annual Outdoor Sculpture  Exhibition – North Dartmouth, MA

2003    3-Day Sculpture Marathon Exhibition – New Bedford, MA

 

Commissions

2008      Bench, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art – Philadelphia, PA

2006       Bench for the Art of the Game – Pittsfield, MA

 

Teaching Experience

Teacher Assistant, Intro to woodcut printmaking – PAFA

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