Feathers and Fables by Emma Powell


The Modbo presents “Feathers and Fables,” an exhibition of photographs by Emma Powell.  The opening reception is from 5 pm until 9 pm on Friday, September 3rd, with live music by My Name is Harriett at 7:30 pm.  As of this writing, masks are suggested for unvaccinated viewers.  The show runs through Friday, September 24th. In addition to the opening reception, the gallery is happily open by appointment.  The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou. The Modbo can be reached at themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

Feathers and Fables is an exhibition of photographs that tell ambiguous stories, reminiscent of long-forgotten fairytales. Within these dreamlike scenes, animals are symbols, as well as characters. Emma Powell prints her artworks by hand using alternative and historic photographic processes in order to emphasize their illustrative nature and to explore the materiality of her photographs. 

Emma Powell received her MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. Powell lives in Colorado Springs and has taught photography at Colorado College, as well as Iowa State University. She has also been an instructor, leading alternative process photography workshops at Penland School of Crafts, and other educational institutions. Powell’s artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, England, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, and Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver.