Stephen Powell, Balance Exhibit

Louisville, KY

When a well-known hot glass artist asked Rowland Design to produce his exhibit, “BALANCE – New Work by Stephen Rolfe Powell,” the design team faced many challenges. One of Rowland’s tasks was creating a space plan for the exhibit in which pieces of the artist’s work were carefully grouped for display, facilitating movement of visitors through the space. Rowland developed a lighting scheme, finding unique ways to bring attention to Powell’s blown glass using both natural and artificial light. In addition to selecting millwork and finishes, our team worked in tandem with the gallery owner, artist and fabricator to secure the gallery without inhibiting the display. Rowland Design created a signage program and catalogue for the exhibit in addition to developing a striking gallery entrance, so visitors get a glimpse of Powell’s work from the lobby and are immediately drawn into the space.