“Steve Powers is a pop artist in reverse. Instead of using the current modes of expression associated with advertising industry, he draws from an earlier era of words and images. The bygone idiom of the handpainted sign. Powers strives for authenticity in reviving this artisan’s pursuit, employing the richly vibrant, albeit highly toxic, One Shot sign painter’s enamel in his artistic endeavors. The feel of Powers’ painting is simultaneously “now” and “then”. A clever balance of traditional graphic styles and methods of application with a narrative sensitivity that is decidedly of the moment”.
Thanks to Rojo for the article.