Prints and a site-specific projected light installation from artist John Powell are featured in The Ellipse Series, an exhibit at the New England School of Art & Design from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007.

Powell uses the power of projected light to turn a space, such as an ordinary wall, into a canvas, where he can project colors and shapes to create art and a deeper meaning. 

The light installation at the 75 Arlington St. gallery involves spectators in the artistic process through the use of four projectors attached to a motion sensor. A complete image will be projected only when all four sensors are activated.

Over the course of his long career Powell has worked with a wide range of light-based media, including holography, fire and light projections, using them in settings ranging from the sides of buildings to underwater.

Powell’s work includes the permanent lighting installation of the Evelyn Moakley Bridge in the Fort Point Channel and the lighting for the Larz Anderson Bridge, the Weeks Memorial Footbridge and the Western Avenue Bridge on the Charles River.

The exhibit is curated by interim Gallery Director James Manning.

About the gallery

Gallery at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
75 Arlington St., Boston
Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m Monday-Friday, noon - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Enter from 10 Saint James Street on weekends

This exhibit is free and open to the public.