Saturday, July 21, 2012

W. David Powell and Christopher Wilson at Korongo Gallery in Randolph

July 20—August 31, 2012
Vernissage / reception: Friday, July 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Korongo Gallery, 18 Merchants Row, Randolph VT 05060

W David Powell
DISCRETE UTILITY & Other Anomalies
Collages, altered 19th Century photograph and prints

Christopher Wilson
Movement and Emotion
Bronze and clay sculptures
Christopher will work on a clay sculpture during the opening

David went to the University of Georgia where he received a BFA in Drawing and Painting.
After graduating he lived in London and Ibiza, showing at the Sigi Krauss Gallery, in both group exhibitions and a solo show. Returning to the states he formed Wonder Graphics in Athens, Georgia, and did design work for the recording industry.

A subsequent move to Vermont led to the formation of Porcupine Graphix, more design work and continued showing of his art, which became increasingly digitally based after the advent of the first macs in the mid 80's.

Powell is now Associate Professor of Art at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, New York and splits his time between Plattsburgh and Burlington, Vermont. “My works," he says, "make no pretense of being explications of rational theories of mind and body or energy conservation and distribution. They are simply visual meditations that bring sometimes debased and debunked theories of both modern and archaic science into conjunction with various other images of our mortal existence to encourage a new look at our assumptions about science and a materialist representation of reality.”
Christopher’s passion for sculpting begin at age thirteen while taking his first instruction from Milton Kramer at a local Springfield Ohio Arts Center. Then went in the Air Force as a dental laboratory technician. Art sculpture molding is a very similar process to dental casts of the human mouth. After later graduating from the Ohio State College of Dentistry, Christopher began his career in professional dentistry. He then decided to start sculpting again in 2005. Many of his skills and influences have been interwoven between that of a sculptor artist and a dentist. The more he pursued sculpting, the better his dentistry became.

He first began working with sculptor Jerry Williams in Vermont, whose mentoring developed a discipline needed to achieve his desired results. He pursued several courses in sculpture taught by great sculptors such as Bruno Luchessi, Lincoln Fox, and Richard McDonald. Correspondingly, an invaluable principal in anatomy was Andrew Cawrse.

"What would please me the most is if you were to see my work and have it consume your dinner conversation." -- Christopher Wilson.