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The Visiting Artists & Scholars Program presents: Brittany Powell

Brittany Powell

Public Lecture: 7:00 pm, Thursday, February 10, Memorial Union Room 109, 6:00 pm Reception

OSU Art Department's Visiting Artist and Scholars Program is pleased to announce the first lecturer of 2011. Brittany Powell of Portland will be speaking about her artwork on Thursday, February 10 in OSU Memorial Union room 109. An artist’s reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the free public lecture at 7 p.m.

Powell graduated from OSU with a BFA in 2000 and received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2004. Since then Brittany has been active showing her artwork in galleries and museums throughout the United States.

Powell’s recent focus for her artwork has been contact paper cut-out installations which depict mundane daily life. Her life size cut-out shapes such as shelves, drawers or fences mimic real objects attached on or placed in front of a wall. Her simple cartoon-ish flat images often maintain some kind of humor, satire or wry.

Another media Powell frequently uses is quilting. She uses sheets of fabric like drawing paper and embroiders them with colorful threads. Intimate figures or images from her favorite books are depicted. 

Recently, Powell created a series of two color relief prints called “Nautical Linocut Prints”. The set includes four different types of ship/boats.  These prints will be presented to the Norma Seibert print patrons in mid May. For more information contact

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