Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell: Refuge

By June 12, 2021
Dan Powell, Kitteredge Park, Fall; Watercolor on paper, 2020.
Installation view of Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell: Refuge at Poem 88. Image by Cynthia Farnell courtesy of Poem 88.
Cynthia Farnell, Forest #5; Graphite on paper, 2020.

Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell, artists married to each other, present a series of drawings and sculpture created while sheltering in place during the COVID pandemic. Daily meanderings in the woods near their Decatur home and beyond provide intimate meditations on the peace and quiet afforded anyone willing to seek refuge in nature as an antidote to worry and uncertainty. Seen side by side, They present a two views that are linked together through their marriage, proximity, art making, and like-minded devotion to the natural world.

from the exhibition text

Installation view of Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell: Refuge at Poem 88. Image by Cynthia Farnell courtesy of Poem 88.
Dan Powell, W.D. Thompson Park I; Watercolor on paper, 2020.
Cynthia Farnell, Forest #3; Graphite on paper, 2020.
Installation view of Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell: Refuge at Poem 88. Image by Cynthia Farnell courtesy of Poem 88.
Dan Powell, Burnt Fork Creek, Mason Mill; Watercolor on paper, 2020.
Cynthia Farnell, Forest #2; Graphite on paper, 2020.

Cynthia Farnell and Dan Powell: Refuge is on view at Poem 88, Atlanta through June 26, 2021.

Related Stories

Woven Archives: In Conversation with Akea Brionne

Interviews
In conjunction with the group exhibition, A Movement in Every Direction, at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Bryn Evans speaks with featured artist Akea Brionne to discuss storytelling, ancestral media, and the relationship between identity and geography.