Chantal Powell (Fabelist)



Against Nature, 2012
Artificial flowers, expandable foam, gold paint, steel, cast iron, concrete

146cm x 53cm x 53cm

Siren
Bird cage, gold paint, artificial flowers, invisible thread

164cm x 84cm x 62cm

Relic #21 After Piers Wardle
Bone, gold paint, acrylic, metal wire, artificial flowers

35cm x 35cm x 60cm

Effects of the Earth's Motions
Barometers, plastic, paint, gold leaf, paper, thread, pine cone, metal chain

70cm x 50cm x 20cm



Chantal Powell creates seductive sculptural objects that cross the boundary between reality and imagination.


Responding to objects and materials as her starting point, she seeks to understand and manipulate the inherent vocabulary of these chosen materials. Using this visual language she plays with the notion that we are capable of believing in things that have been proven to be false.



"Powell’s work catches us between the theatric and the intimate” 



Chantal Powell lives and works in Southampton, Hampshire. A PhD focusing on the psychology of human relationships informs her work as an artist. Powell's work has been featured on the cover of a-n magazine and been loaned for display in London's Saatchi & Saatchi building. She has been exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, most notably at the 53rd and 54th Venice Biennales.

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PhD. Social Psychology, Southampton University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011, The Fall Of the Majestic Elk (2 man show) Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
2010 , Traces and Testament , Westbourne Grove Church Artspace, Notting Hill, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012, Imprint, Serpentine Gallery’s Centre For Possible Studies, Gloucester Road, London
2012, London Calling, OCCCA Museum, Orange County, USA
2011, London Art Box at FLAGSTOP, Los Angeles, CA
2011, Afternoon Tea hosted by WW Gallery The Quaffers Pavilion, Campo San Polo, 54th Venice Biennale
2011, Hair, Saatchi’s Online Featured Collection curated by Rebecca Wilson
2010, Here Today, The Outside World Gallery, RedChurch Street, London
2010, Austerity Xmas, WW Gallery, Hackney, London
2010, The National Open Art Competition, Minerva Gallery, Chichester
2010 , Time, WW Gallery, Hackney, London
2010, Recollection, Chapel Gallery, Lancashire
2009, Cork Street Open Exhibition Cork Street Gallery, Mayfair, London
2009, Travelling Light, WW Gallery, London and toured to 53rd Venice Biennale
2009, Open Show 09, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
2009, Fete Picasso – Small Art Objects 2009 A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France

GALLERIES
Debut Contemporary, Notting Hill, London (March – Sept 2011)
Work displayed in Saatchi & Saatchi building in London Oct – Nov 2011

COLLECTIONS
Roger Walters private collection, London
Samir Ceric & Zoe Knight private collection, London
Millers Hotels, Notting Hill London