She Ain't Pretty That Way

Joanna Powell

May 1st - Jun 14th, 2020

Artist Talk | Saturday, May 2 | 6-7:30

Artist Workshop | Saturday, May 2 | 11-4pm

She Ain't Prety That Way is an exhibition about a different kind of beauty that reveals itself when we take a moment to look. This particular beauty exists in a space where humans are autonomouse rather than driven by desire.

Joanna Powell is a sculptor and painter born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Through installation she contextualizes common objects with personal meaning. Her work is the result of thinking about longing, privacy, history and sexuality. She draws inspiration from Etruscan and pre-Columbian pottery, Sèvres porcelain, folk art and Matisse. Her forms are excavated out of blocks of clay and pinched. Joanna received her MFA in ceramics from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012, and her BFA from The University of North Texas in Denton in 2008. She has exhibited her work throughout the US, including at the Showpen Gallery in Denver and The Center for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh.