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"Glass by Stephen Rolfe Powell"
2005-02-27 until 2005-04-24
Muskegon Museum of Art
USA United States of America
The Muskegon Museum of Art will exhibit work by internationally known glass artist, Stephen Rolfe Powell, February 27 – April 24, 2005. Powell’s radiantly colored, giant glass vessels are made with thousands of pieces of colored glass painstakingly laid out on the surface of each piece, insuring a richness and depth of color on each one. The result, as one critic has written, are “swollen sensual forms, [that] easily seduce the viewer with their powerful intensity.” Powell sees his vessels as sensual, to the point that he takes a certain delight when he catches a viewer “fondling” them.
Powell works in the Louisville, Kentucky region. He has had a number of solo exhibitions and is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Speed Art Museum (Louisville) and the Cincinnati Art Museum, among others. He is represented by Marx-Saunders Gallery in Chicago and has shown at Habatat. This exhibition is curated by the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition is underwritten by Robert D. and C. Corcoran Tuttle. Additional support is provided by media sponsor – the Muskegon Chronicle and by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Nudging Lemon Snoop
By Stephen Rolfe Powell
Assisted by Chris Bohach, Jon Capps, Matt Cummings,
Paul Hugues, Ted Jeckering
Photo by David Harpe