THE OAK LAWN LIBRARY & Oak Lawn Library Friends will host “DEEP ROOTS,” A PROVOCATIVE ART EXHIBITION BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27, FEATURING 17 ORIGINAL PIECES BY TEXAS ARTIST GUINN POWELL.
The Oak Lawn Library will open a unique exhibition featuring Texas artist Guinn Powell on September 1, on view until September 27, 2018. Deep Roots will feature all new works by Powell that explore the culture and environment of his upbringing.
Deep Roots contains 17 original pieces that delve into the history and culture, which influenced the artist in a profound way. Each work transports the viewer back in time with scenes of everyday rural life.
“This collection is a conversation between the medium and the subject matter,” Powell says. “The series is an eclectic mix of landscapes, seascapes and other reflections of my heritage growing up in East Texas.”
MEET THE ARTIST: Powell will be at the exhibition for a reception with visitors on Saturday, September 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Library. The public is invited to attend the event and exhibit for free.
Powell, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, is a Dallas-based artist whose paintings explore subjects from a brave and candid perspective. The artist is thrilled to be showcasing his art within the Dallas community. His work has been featured at the Bath House Cultural Center (Dallas), The State Fair of Texas and The Lakewood Library, which features works of noteworthy and upcoming artists. Powell’s work has been frequently awarded and recognized, most recently at the 2018 Lakewood Library Annual Exhibition, and he is available for commissioned-art requests.
THE OAK LAWN LIBRARY is located at 4100 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75219. Library hours: Tuesday through Thursday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Friday and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m
Here are a few of the paintings in this show: