Bleicher/Golightly Gallery is pleased to present “A Rare Bird,” a collection of works by the Southern California artist, Carol Powell. Powell draws from high and low art to create vivid, multimedia collages that juxtapose humor and tragedy.
In her new exhibition, Powell’s use of birds draws the viewer’s senses into a world of childlike wonderment. She draws upon the charm of folk and redefines the meaning of contemporary by using the mixed media tactician of joining paint with fabric. Her work pursues us to explore the depths of the subconscious mind using layers of fabric as metaphors for multivalence and the mind. Powell’s dreamlike tapestries turn biography to mythology all while patching together fragments of truth and fiction.
Powell’s inspiration for “A Rare Bird” derives from her charitable work in various bird shelters. Proceeds from the show will go towards a bird rescue charity.
A portion of the proceeds from “A Rare Bird” will go towards the International Bird Rescue organization. International Bird Rescue (Bird Rescue) has been saving seabirds and other aquatic birds around the world since 1971. As well as operating two year-round aquatic bird rescue centers in California, which care for over 5,000 birds every year, Bird Rescue's team of specialists has led oiled bird rescue efforts in over 200 oil spills in more than 12 countries. http://www.Bird-Rescue.org/