Peter Powning

Peter Powning

"I start with an original object, break it, and transform parts of the piece into other materials. These pieces gather meaning and explanation as I work with them."
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"I start with an original object, break it, and transform parts of the piece into other materials. These pieces gather meaning and explanation as I work with them."

Peter Powning is simultaneously referred to as a sculptor and a ceramist, but his art does not fit easy categorization, incorporating and combining elements from one medium into another. His work challenges the viewer to reconsider the object, its form, and its function. This inventiveness has resulted in numerous exhibitions, awards, and commissions for public art sculptures throughout Canada.

Featuring 175 full-colour images of Powning’s work along with essays by curators and critics, Peter Powning celebrates the career of one of Canada’s finest visual artists and accompanies a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, opening in September 2020.

John Leroux (CA)
John Leroux is an award-winning art historian, curator, and architect. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Art History from Concordia University and is currently the Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. He is the author of thirteen books uncluding Building New Brunswick and The Lost City.
Page length 192
Publication date (yyyymmmdd) 20201117
Publisher Goose Lane Editions
ISBN: 9781773101927