Isaac Powell
Image Addition
I've added a 2011 folder containing 27 images of paintings completed this year.
08.29.2011 - Exhibition
My work Part of the Field and The Steepness of Slopes has been selected for inclusion in the exhibit From These Hills. The exhibit focuses on contemporary art from the southern appalachian highlands.

Historically, this exhibition boasts a wide range of media and subjects with reference to this notable time and place. The Guest Juror, Amy Moorefield, selected twenty-three artists to be featured in this 2011 exhibition after reviewing portfolios submitted by artists from Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Eastern Kentucky, and Southern West Virginia.

The exhibition will run from October 14, 2011 through February 19, 2012 and will take place at the United Company Regional Art Gallery in Abingdon, Virginia. An opening reception will be held Thursday, October 13 from 6-8pm.
01.27.2011 - Award
My work Aboveboard received the award for best 2D work in this years Chautauqua show.

A juried art exhibition on Eastern Kentucky University’s Chautauqua theme of “Nature’s Humans” will be on display Monday, January 24 through Friday, February 18 in the Giles Gallery, located in the Campbell Building.

The exhibition, jointly sponsored by the Chautauqua Lecture Series and the Department of Art and Design, will feature works of 34 artists from across the nation using a wide range of media and approaches.
01.12.2011 - Exhibition
My work Part of the Field has been selected for inclusion in The Armory Show 2011.

The Armory Show is America's leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eleven years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week.

The show is scheduled from March 3-6, 2011 in NYC. I will be located in booth #1509 on Pier 94.
01.06.2011 - Exhibition
Two of my works Aboveboard and On The Land were selected to be a part of this years Chautauqua exhibition at Eastern Kentucky University.

A juried art exhibition on Eastern Kentucky University’s Chautauqua theme of “Nature’s Humans” will be on display Monday, January 24 through Friday, February 18 in the Giles Gallery, located in the Campbell Building.

The exhibition, jointly sponsored by the Chautauqua Lecture Series and the Department of Art and Design, will feature works of 34 artists from across the nation using a wide range of media and approaches.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 27 from 5 to 7 pm.

Gallery events are free and open to the public and group tours are welcome. Call (859) 622-8135 for gallery hours.
12.01.2010
A collaborative piece that I have been working on with Chris Owen is in New York City right now... check out the twitpic.

If you are in the lower East Side Check it out between December 1st and 31st. It is at 27 Ludlow Street.
09.14.2010 - Exhibition
A couple of colleagues (Melissa Vandenberg / Dave Mohallatee) and myself are part of the KY7 Biennial, its a good looking exhibition if I do say so myself. The show opened yesterday and will come down on Oct 23. Can't make it to Lexington? Check out the online gallery.
09.10.2010 - Artist Talk
I will be giving an gallery talk regarding my work that was selected for the KY7 Biennial on Thursday, October 14th at 7pm at the Lexington Art League in Lexington, KY.
08.02.10 - Forthcoming Exhibition
I am pleased to announce that my works "The Substitute Garden" and "Part of the Field" have been chosen for the KY7 Biennial. The exhibition will run from September 11th through October 23rd and will be held at The Lexington Art League in Lexington, KY.
07.28.2010 - In The News
The Huffington Post has a nice article about "Revealing Culture". It also includes a photo of me, in front of my work, with the President of VSA Soula Antoniou. Follow the link below to read more about the exhibit:

Revealing Culture at the Smithsonian: VSA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act
07.24.10 - On Display
Four of my pieces (Enclave, Steepness of Slopes, Collections From Composting, and Ballon) will be on display starting tonight through the 19th of August @ Box 13 in Houston, TX.

Click on the link below to read a write-up for the show.
Culture Map Houston
02.18.10 - On Display
A recent project of mine, "Topography and Orogeny" has been included in The Sketchbook Project presented by Art House Co-Op. The work will be on display at 303Grand this weekend.

Friday, February 18th 8:00-11:00pm (with a Q&A session from 7:00-8:00pm)
Saturday, February 19th 8:00-11:00pm
Sunday, February 20th 12:00-2:00pm

303 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Check out an article about the project in Time Out New York.

On February 26th the work will also be at the Brooklyn Library.
02.14.10 - New Works Added
I have added "Part of the Field", "Theodolites Part One", "Theodolites Part Two", "Visuospacial Sketchbook" and "Plus or Minus Two" to the 2009 folder.
10.21.09 - Forthcoming Exhibition
My piece "Seam" has been selected for the forthcoming exhibiton “Revealing Culture” which will take place June – September, 2010, at the Smithsonian Institution’s International Gallery.
06.06.09 - Artcroft
I arrived at Artcroft in beautiful Northern Kentucky. I will be attending this self-directed artist residency until the end of the month. I will post images of my creations once the work is completed. Hope your June has been as great as mine!
02.25.09 - On Display
Both "Collections from Composting" and "Enclave" have been included in the 7th Annual ArtFirst! International Exhibition. The exhibition, presented by The University Medical Center at Princeton (Princeton, NJ), will be on display from May 3rd - June 11 2009.
01.12.09 - New Work Added
I have added "The Steepness of Slopes" to the brand new 2009 folder.

On Display
I have added "On the Land" to the 2008 folder. This painting is part of the exhibition Terra Firma which will be presented at Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Oh. The show will run from Novermber 7th thru December 5th, with the opening reception on Nov 7th from 7-9pm.

This paragraph taken from the Manifest web site explains the idea behind the exhibition.

Manifest’s first group show and call to artists for season five will focus on interpretations of a theme not yet thoroughly explored by the gallery. Landscape can be so very widely interpreted and expressed. From the most observational depictions of geographic locations to conceptual or nearly abstract spaces, landscapes are generally considered works representing real or imagined ‘land’ or natural spaces. However, even larger scale architectural conceptions, or combinations of the natural and man-made are often categorized as such. Manifest is eager to present a wide variety of contemporary works that explore this subject.

Over 340 artists from across the U.S. and beyond submitted over 900 works for consideration to Terra Firma. A rigorous ten-person jury and curatorial process resulted in 27 works by 20 artists being selected for inclusion in the exhibit.

New Work Added / On Display
I have added "For the Lefties" to the 2008 folder. This left handed flip book is part of the exhibition Change for a Ten hosted by Art 180 at Virgina Commonwealth University's Brandcenter in Richmond, Virginia.

The exhibition encourages artist from around the nation to take a template supplied by Art 180 (the size of a 10 dollar bill) and draw, paint, write or use whatever medium the artist desires in order to show some kind of change that they would like to see in the community.

I have also added "On the Land" to the 2008 folder

New Work Added
I have added "Collections from Composting" to the 2008 folder. This piece implements a vertical drawer. Contained with in the drawer are smaller paintings (appendages) that are suspended magnetically and are interchangeable.

On Display
My painting "Address" will be on display at the Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens, MI from February 22nd thru March 20th. It is part of the exhibition "Mailed and Mounted." This exhibition is strictly comprised of 4" x 6" hand made postcards from artists around the United States.

New Work Added
I have added "Address", "The Bear", and "The Water (revisit)" to the 2008 folder. I have quite a few small works on paper that are complete but have yet to be documented. These first three additions are part of the more recent small pieces I have documented.

On Display
My painting "Growthplate" will be on display at the Fine Art Center on the campus of Valdosta State University from February 11th thru the 29th. This leg of the show will conclude the 2 1/2 year traveling exhibition Shifting Gears.

February 11 – 29, 2008
Valdosta State University
Fine Arts Center
Valdosta, GA

New Work Added
I have added "Aboveboard" to the 2008 folder.

On Display
My painting Growthplate will be on display at the Museum at Georgia College and State University from November 8th to January 18th.

November 8, 2007 – January 18, 2008
The Museum at Georgia College and State University
Milledgeville, GA

Artist's Respond to Fear
I am pleased to announce that my work "Seam" and "Coda I" have been included in the exhibition, Artists Respond to Fear. The exhibition will be held at the Loudon House in Lexington, KY from March 15th thru April 27th 2008.

New Work Added
I have added "The Anatomy" to the 2007 folder.

On Display
My painting Growthplate will be on display at the Lower Columbia College Art Gallery, located in Longview, WA.

September 27 – October 23, 2007
Lower Columbia College
Longview, WA

On Display
My painting Growthplate will be on display in the Art Center Gallery, located in Warrensburg Missouri at ithe University of Central Missouri.

June 18 – August 17, 2007
University of Central Missouri
Art Center Gallery
Warrensburg, MO

New Folder Added
I have added a "Thesis Exhibit" folder. I currently have two works in the folder. However I will add two more works leter in the week. These are incarnations of works I have finished over the past few months,... they are on disaplay that the Museum of Fine Arts at Washington State University until May 7th.

Update:
I have added 'Seam' and 'Propose the Seven Senses' as well as three Museum display photos.

On Display
My painting Growthplate will be on display at The Clending Museum of Medicine in Kansas City, KS starting early May and continuing until early June.

May 11 – June 8, 2007
Clendening History of Medicine Museum
Kansas City, Kansas

New Work Added
My newest grouping "The Substitute Garden", has been added to the 2007 folder. I have found these that my appendage pieces with working drawers require several images in order to convey the work in 2D. Anyway, I have added about 10 images of "The Substitute Garden."

On Display
My painting Growthplate will be on display at Rockford College Art Gallery in Rockford, IL starting late March and continuing until late April.

March 23 – April 20, 2007
Rockford College Art Gallery
Rockford College
Rockford, IL

Centrum
I will be attending Centrum’s artist residency program in mid-March. I am excited about my time at Centrum,… the residency will help me gather my thoughts about my upcoming Thesis Exhibition which will be taking place in the Washington State University Fine Arts Museum.

However, I plan on using the bulk of my residency time to create paintings/drawings that will be foundations for my post-MFA work. I feel like this will be a great opportunity and a wonderful capstone to my MFA.

For more information on Centrum you can visit their web page --- http://www.centrum.org

I have also added Centrum to my links page.


New folder (2007) and work added
I added a new work today (Splice),... still working on the title, 'Splice' gives me visions of sprite and slice soft drink combo, so that title won't stick around.

I have added a couple of working drawers to conceal the appendages. This drawer element makes the work a bit more interactive. The appendages now can be concealed,... or treated like actual plants that one might move around the home or garden, depending on the desited light and temperature.


On Display
Growthplate is now on display at Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington until mid February.

January 8 – February 16, 2007
Evergreen Galleries
Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington

1 New Work Added
I added 'Tandem' and it's details today. It is a conglomeration of several things I have been working on. I am getting ready for a show and consequently I am thinking of displaying conglomerates,… consisting of,... unbraced panel, braced panel, paper on panel and framed work.

On Display
My piece 'Questions of Symmetry' is currently on display at The Museum of Texas Tech University until January 7th 2007.

Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409-3191
806-742-2462

In addition, my piece 'Growthplate' is currently on display until the end of December in Boca Raton Florida at the Lynn University Library.

Image Addition pt.II & links added
Finishing up here,... tweaking will need to be done. The bulk of the work is done however.

Image Addition
Just starting up here,... the images for 2006 and 2005 are complete.