Recap: Stephen Powers "A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures" at Joshua Liner Gallery
Stephen Powers’ latest exhibition, A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures opened last night at Joshua Liner Gallery in Chelsea, the artist’s first solo show in New York in over 7 years. Powers, affectionately known as Espo among the graffiti community, did not disappoint with dozens of new paintings on aluminum filled with clever word plays and illustrations that often offer commentary on social interaction.
Many of the works are reminiscent of the artists public art project, “A Love Letter for You,” a series of large scale murals in Philadelphia based on the theme of love. One painting, a self-portrait, offers a more introspective look, with quotes like “I see life as half full” and “stepping game up.” You can see Steven Powers step his game up for your self at A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures which will be up through September 29th, 2012.
Photo: Marcos Enrique