Jan 20 - Mar 1

JP Jermaine Powell - Breathe, Back To Life

Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
An image with a white background showing a person with their arms stretched upward. orange and red images are shown overlaying the figure the words breathe back to life the art and life of JP Jermaine Powell
Jan 20 - Mar 1
An image with a white background showing a person with their arms stretched upward. orange and red images are shown overlaying the figure the words breathe back to life the art and life of JP Jermaine Powell

The Breathe, Back To Life exhibit is a current visual snapshot of the art and life of artist JP Jermaine Powell. The work highlights the influences of his family, his global travel experiences, and his unique relationship with his local community as a visual storyteller.

Breathe, Back to Life will run January 20 - March 1, 2022.

The Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery can be accessed M-F 10am-2pm and during performance hours.

Jermaine “JP” Powell is a North Carolina based mixed-media artist and muralist. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, JP holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings and public art projects explore the complexities of human relationships, materialism, and consumerism. As a world traveler, JP’s travel experiences have inspired the use of various luxury objects used in his work. Both American and international currencies are often featured symbolically in his work. In his Modern Currency and Pure Luxury Collections (2018-2020), JP also uses bold, colorful textures, flowers, patterns, and mosaic tile. JP is the co-creator of the Breathe: Life After Death group art exhibition featured at the Block Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. JP’s artwork has also been featured in Cary Living Magazine, Duke University, Art Space Galleries, Raleigh Arts, The City of Durham, and the Durham Art Guild. He is fortunate to have collectors throughout the United States, Argentina, Japan, South Africa and London. In June of 2020 JP was formally announced as the 1st place winner of the Fuquay Varina Plein Air Paint Off. JP’s work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Ohio, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C. and North Carolina.