About this Event

Wood sculpture by John Douglas Powers.

John Douglas Powers, Locus, 2015, Oak, poplar, steel, brass, plastic, and electric motor with two channel video projection, 4 x 22 x 22 feet, Photo courtesy the artist

Join artist John Douglas Powers in WAM’s new Confluence Gallery to learn about his original, site-specific installation, Confluence, commissioned by WAM.

Confluence brings the magic of the tallgrass prairie to the Wichita Art Museum galleries. Comprised of some 700 vertical rods swaying rhythmically like prairie grasses in the wind, Confluence forms a mesmerizing kinetic sculpture. Video projections of Flint Hills skyscapes clad in mirrored stainless steel complete the installation.

John Douglas Powers holds an MFA in sculpture from University of Georgia. He has exhibited at Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and MIT Museum, amongst others. He was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant. Powers currently lives and works in Knoxville where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Tennessee.

Confluence will be on view beginning Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Free event. No reservations required. Seating is limited.