Please come on down to the Utah Arts Festival Gallery at 230 S 500 W, Number 120 in Salt Lake City for a show all about “Abstraction”. Featuring artwork by Sonya Dinsdale, Jodi Steen and me (Todd Powelson). Opening reception on March 18th, from 6 – 9pm, and running from February 18 through March 11. Learn more about the show at facebook.com/Abstraction and uaf.org.
Sonya Dinsdale’s preferred medium is acrylic on paper. Most of her initial ideas come from design and fashion magazines and the New York Times. She does not paint about the stories, but about the colors and textures in the pictures and graphics. Sometimes she collages the ripped out pages into her paintings then develops her composition for there. For more information on Sonya, visit sonyadinsdale.com.
Since moving with her husband to Salt Lake City, Jodi Steen divides her time between raising her three children, working in a local gallery, and painting in her studio. Jodi said, “I create art because I enjoy the whole process. I delight in the transformation of paint in tubes and a blank canvas into a finished piece, one that will hang on a gallery wall and eventually catch the eye of a prospective collector.” For more information, visit jodisteen.com.
I will also unveil my newest series, Angels, Demons and Animals as part of the show. I drew the series using water-based markers on water color paper. The series consists of three sequences of four images each. The series is a creation myth and visual poem, loosely inspired by comic book and other graphical story-telling methods.
The gist of the Angels, Demons and Animals story (as Anna puts it) is Mister Empty Space meets up with Ms. Form and Function on a Saturday night. A one night stand produces a colicky baby – the universe – and all the messy, fleshy pieces in it.
I’m also offering the series for download as an eBook via Scribd for $2.99. To buy your copy, please visit:
I’m very interested in trying new and untested ways of distributing artwork. My hope is that by making artwork easily accessible, it will reach more people who will enjoy it.