DEVIN POWERS / by John McGurk

 Devin Powers,  Night Wind,  oil on carved wood, 24 x 16", 2014

Devin Powers, Night Wind, oil on carved wood, 24 x 16", 2014

Located far south on Orchard Street on the Lowers East Side, the Lesley Heller Gallery recently had a solo exhibition of the artist Devin Powers.  There are a lot of shows going on in this part of town these days, sometimes it can be hard to get to everything, this is an exhibition that should have been on the top of your list.  

As it no longer exists in physical space, McG wanted to make sure and create a post with some photos from the show and a link to the New York Times review by Roberta Smith.  Devin is a friend and very talented artist, it is some much deserved coverage and a wonderful new direction for his work.  We look forward to seeing what he comes up with next.

  Devin Powers  ,   oil on carved wood, 2014

Devin Powersoil on carved wood, 2014

Roberta Smith from NYT:

"And nothing is quite as rampant as the unhinged geometric patterns, defined first by automatist drawing and then by divots painted with contrasting colors, which give the best works a writhing, billowing energy."

Read the full review here: A Kaleidoscope of Meaning on a Single Surface

  Devin Powers  ,   oil on carved wood, 2014

Devin Powersoil on carved wood, 2014

Check out Powers' website here: http://www.devinpowers.info/

McG has been fortunate to work with Powers over the years and have done some great projects.  His new direction with relief carving is great to see, and having watched his evolution over the past years, makes complete sense for his practice and pursuits. 

  Devin Powers  , Data Dervish,  48 x 24",  oil on carved wood, 2014

Devin Powers, Data Dervish, 48 x 24", oil on carved wood, 2014