In a unique twist to their usual homage to old things, Antique Powerland Museum Association, is exhibiting an eye-catching art exhibit. Using gadgets, and pieces of old things found at swap meets and flea markets, artists built and created beautiful, amazing and sometimes futuristic art pieces.
The show is in the Dezotell Building, the main entrance building to the museums. Opening reception is Friday evening, July 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission to the reception is free.
General exhibition hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday through September and then weekends only through October. Most of the artwork is for sale. As pieces sell, the artists will add new pieces.
The show is funded in part by Marion Cultural Development Corporation.
Chuck Dolence – metal works
The sights, sounds and power of machines that helped make America great awed and impressed him as a boy. Chuck blends the elegance and precision of commonplace metal objects into mechanical metaphors using musical instruments and mechanics. His pieces are complex and shiny.
Don Jacobson – photography
The camera, which narrows the field of vision, has actually expanded Don’s vision. His perception is enhanced and enriched from photography. Don is delighted by quality of light, vibrancy of color, unexpected and unnoticed detail. Don has three color photographs in the exhibit Gears, Tractor and Valves- each showing just a snippet of the original object.
Daniel Westlin – Steampunk lamps and machines
Dan is a retired machinist who enjoys metal art, Steampunk, recycled industrial art and sculpture. His piece, Alchemist Gold machine, uses a treadle sewing machine base, a large glass vase and an antique electrical meter. The lightbulb lights up a selenic wan illuminating a “gold nugget.”
David Duckett — Door knockers
David’s art is the culmination of the three most influential aspects of my life: woodworking, upcycling, and the environment. Though I am an unconventional woodworker, wood has been a big part of my life ever since I was a child…. When I choose my found objects, the history of those objects is paramount. Every piece carries a story. And it is that human element that can conjure both the feeling of our reminiscent past and our hope to not throw away our future. The pairing of my ethically sourced wood, a symbol of our environmental roots, and the stark, man-made metals, all locally discovered, can represent our connection to our world, both in a practical sense, but also in an admirable interlinked reliance.
Also on display are pieces of art from our jurors and curators:
Steve LaRiccia –
Steve is a Eugene, OR based self- unemployed artist well known for his painterly SX-70 Polaroid manipulated photographic work. He is the gallery coordinator for the New Zone Arts Collective, an alternative non-profit art gallery. An award winning Steampunk artist, Steve was featured on Oregon Art Beat, an OPB television show.
Josh Kinsey —
Josh’s background is in fine art and he has a degree in Computer Graphic imaging. His career path began in the Silicon Valley as an interface designer and digital artist. Later he owned and operated a high-end custom cabinet shop where he began to develop and nurture his woodworking and metal skills. He now owns J.W Kinsey’s Artiface, a small artisan shop specializing in the creation of unique design- driven projects focusing on timeless beauty and craftsmanship. Josh is an award-winning Steampunk artist and lives in Silverton, OR.
Antique Powerland Museums are located at 3995 Brooklake Rd NE in Brooks, Oregon, ¼ mile west of Interstate 5 at exit 263.