Powers Art Center in Carbondale

Carbondale, Colorado, May 29, 2024– The Powers Art Center is pleased to announce its  latest Jasper Johns’ Exhibit, Not Mine But Taken, opening June 1, 2024, and continuing until  May 3, 2025.

Not Mine But Taken features Jasper Johns’ minimalist approach by exploring his most iconic  symbols in their most simple state. From flags and numbers to targets and Savarin cans, each work on paper is a skilled representation of refinement which Johns’ uses to command  viewers’ attention. Johns’ notable quote, “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something  else to it.”, describes his technique of transforming and reworking the familiar. These themes  are celebrated throughout this exhibit.

Not Mine But Taken debuts works not previously shown in the museum, allowing visitors to  journey through the unexplored. Video stations enhance the overall experience with excerpts from a John Powers lecture and a Jasper Johns’ documentary on the creation of the famous,  Usuyuki series.

While Jasper Johns works are in permanent collections of museums all over the world, all  works on display are from the former collection of John and Kimiko Powers now stewarded by  the Ryobi Foundation.

The Powers Art Center is a world-class museum and study center dedicated to the memory  of John G. Powers who, along with his wife, Kimiko, was an avid collector of contemporary art.  In addition to the Jasper Johns’ show, on display in the lower galleries of the museum is the  current show, Wrapped, an artistic study of fabric seen through the artistry of Issey Miyake  and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, on exhibit until, November 1, 2024.

In addition to the galleries, the Powers Art Center has an extensive art library and a learning  lab for hands on experiences.  

For more information, contact Sonya Taylor Moore at sonya@powersartcenter.org.  

Powers Art Center Hours:  
Tuesday-Friday, 11 am – 4 pm 
Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm  
First Friday of Every Month, 11 am – 6 pm

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