- Past Exhibitions
Park Bench, Metal Detector, Grabber, Notebook, Magnifying Glass, Spork, and Leaves, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 75 x 50 inches
Shawn Powell has presented solo exhibitions in Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, New York, NY; 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY; Chapter, New York, NY; and at Abattoir Gallery, Cleveland, OH. He has been included in group exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Marrow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; La Esquina, Kansas City, MO; Webster University, St. Louis, MO; NADA New York, NY; and NADA Miami, Miami, FL, among many others. His work has been featured online in Vanity Fair, Juxtapoz Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Bedford and Bowery, Cleveland Scene, Art F City, Hyperallergic and Forma as well as in the print publications the CAN Journal, ArtMaze Mag, and Wassaic Projects’ Secret of the Friendly Woods. He and his partner, curator Annie Wischmeyer, operate the project space Gazebo Gallery in Kent, Ohio, which was featured in New Art Examiner. He has curated two exhibitions at Abattoir Gallery that investigate contemporary abstract painting: The Dead Don’t Die (Alvaro Barrington, Theresa Daddezio, Vaughn Davis, Jr., Olivia Drusin, Alteronce Gumby, Ravi Jackson, Lumin Wakoa, and Willa Wasserman) and Near Zero (Peter Demos and Russell Maltz). In the summer of 2022, he participated in the residency and exhibition nido in Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy organized by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam (Poor Farm). In summer 2023, he participated in the Alfred/Düsseldorf Residency, Düsseldorf, Germany and returned to Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy for the Living in the Play (Poor Farm) artist residency. His work has been acquired by the Fidelity Art Collection, Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, and the Akron Art Museum. Powell received his BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College where he was presented with a Tony Smith Award Grant. Powell is a 2021 and 2023 recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award Grant. He is currently an Associate Professor in Painting and the Graduate Coordinator of the School of Art at Kent State University.
This Saturday, September 30th, at 3pm.
Please join us for an artist talk with Gianna Commito around the works in the current exhibition, Slip Lanes.
Commito will be in conversation with Abattoir about her abstract painting practice and influences, her unique use of casein paint, and more.
Visit our exhibition page to see images and read more information about Slip Lanes, including a text by Michelle Grabner.
Refreshments will be served.
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