SCAD Arnold Hall Gallery Exhibition

Blanche Nettles Powers

The Ghost Within

May 2013 – Jan. 2014

Arnold Hall Gallery

1810 Bull Street

Savannah, Georgia

The Ghost Within presents new works on paper by SCAD alumna Blanche Nettles Powers whose abstracted imagery derives from Savannah’s iconic and beloved Spanish moss. Employing a poetic distortion of media—in this case spray-paint, wax pencil and the aerial plant so intrinsically tied to the history, culture, economy and ecology of this region—Nettles Powers utilizes this source material as a metaphor for our contemporary relationship to nature. These hauntingly beautiful drawings evoke rich interpretations as we find ourselves ever more distanced from the natural world and yet continually in awe of its ethereal mystery.

Image: Blanche Nettles Powers (BFA illustration alumna, 1989; MFA painting alumna, 2008), Spanish Moss 1222, spray-paint and Prismacolor pencil on Rives BFK paper, 30 x 42”, 2012.