FMU to exhibit paintings by Alex Powers, Aug. 9-Oct. 27
Paintings by Alex Powers will be on display as part of Francis Marion University’s Art Gallery Series, Aug. 9 through Oct. 27.
The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, and may be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Smith University Center gallery.
Powers’ exhibit is titled “Life and Art.” A resident of Myrtle Beach, he has been a painter and self-employed art teacher since 1970. He exhibits in galleries in six states, and among his many national juried exhibition awards is the Gold Medal at the 1997 American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition. He travels and teaches eight to 10 workshops per year. Powers has juried dozens of national exhibitions. He is the author of “Painting People in Watercolor, A Design Approach,” which is a Watson-Guptill publication.
Powers’ painting style has evolved into a personal content-dominated imagery. Using gouache, charcoal, pastel and sometimes collage on illustration board, his loose realism combines an emphasis on drawing with an awareness of the art of our times.
“I attempt to deal with issues such as human origins, religion, philosophy, economic inequality, etc. These overwhelming issues are difficult to deal with, but they are what interest me,” he said. “And, since I believe in the singularity of life and art, these issues are the content of my current work.”
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