We are seeking to raise at least $1,000 to be able to put on an art exhibition. A portion of this will go towards renting a satellite gallery that has the space to do the large pieces justice, the remainder will go towards professional repair and preparation of the works for display.
In addition to his commercial illustrations, Richard Powers produced a large body of fine art work for his own enjoyment. Some of it is reminiscent of his surrealistic style, while other works can be more representational:
He distinguished between his two bodies of work by his signature. Works that he did on commission he signed "Powers", whereas works he did for his fine art exhibits are signed "Gorman Powers" after his mother's maiden name.
We exhibited a number of these works in June, 2012 in a show entitled "Richard Powers: Public And Private". Click here to view works from that show.
But wait, there's more! While going through the works in Richard Powers' estate, we uncovered a number of his experiments in 3-D art! He constructed shadowboxes combining elements of painting, collage, and found art. Collectors who are familiar with both his commercial and his fine art work have been surprised to learn about the existence of these shadowboxes:
In addition to showing the shadowboxes themselves, we will show other larger works from the estate, including some that illustrate his transition from 2-D to 3-D art.All images used with permission from the Estate of Richard M. Powers
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