Peter Powning (English/French)
Published: November 17, 2020
Non-Fiction / Art & Architecture
Hardcover: 9781773101927 $45.00
Published by Goose Lane Editions with Beaverbrook Art Gallery
"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.
"A pleasure to read, and the perfect coffee table book to showcase inventive New Brunswick art." — [EDIT]
"The book is much more than a usual exhibition catalogue: its bilingual text and images of the work, most photographed by Powning himself, offer a rare, intimate glimpse into a life devoted to the pursuit of a multi-disciplined practice." — Carol Bruneau, Billie