From 2011 to present my primary medium of reverse painting with plate glass mirror / Eglomise’ w Reflective Elements, allowed the intended driven purpose for creating unique objects of art, utilizing the silver-reflective coating as color, the 8th element of design! Developing a definitive style has taken its time… New techniques by way of experimentation and discovery, incorporating new materials and adjustments for application, with trial and much error, led to specific application techniques and four definitive styles of Abstract Narrative, Energy, Landscape and Mosaic’s emerged. Presented and included here in the current / recent work window for my newly designed website by way of Digital Visibility Concepts. Postmodernism carries my conceptual influence and philosophy. When starting a new piece, I have determined the scale and style, although color and form are not controlled by my determination to create anything that would resemble an exact representation of the natural world, or heavens, albeit a view through the looking glass into another world. Placing objective reasoning in the background, allowing the work to progress as one layer of color and form follows another, a place to stop will present itself. When I have found the final composition, at this finishing moment, subjective reasoning ebbs into an objective perspective, a personal narrative or reality for this finished piece.I name the piece, frame and sign the glass panel. Art courts the physic, visually we have an emotional response to color and form; The color ways in my work, forms, symbols, all lead to a personal interpretation of the art. We reason and feel through subjective reason and then after, an objective perspective presents itself. The windows of abstract color and form are a behind the looking glass experience, a photo mosaic where neuroscience and imagination offer opportunity for personal introspection, consideration of other dimensions, the energy of life just out side of consciousness, our present existence. Wherein our bodies are a composite of all the elements in our universe and when looking through the glass, in this moment of physical and philosophical reflection one might consider the origin of our existence, we see ourselves in the art, a reflection of creation.
Timothy Poe is an Alabama native residing in Birmingham. After serving in the Coast Guard 1978-82, he established a antique furniture restoration business in Galveston, Tx. and relocated to Birmingham in 1989. Self taught decorative painting skills allowed for a flexible schedule while earning a BA in Art Studio while attending the University of Alabama.
He attended the Pilchuck Glass School during the summer of 1995. After earning his BA in Art Studio from UAB in 1996, he developed a multi media working studio in the coal testing lab at the dormant Republic Steel Works (www.thomasproject.org) in the confines of Wade Sand and Gravel, Birmingham, Al. He was the first artist to restore & convert one of the historic buildings at Thomas / Republic Steel facility into a studio space.
His aesthetic artistic focus was then and still remains multi media objects made in two and three dimensions with the primary medium glass, cast, blown, clear plate glass and mirror.
In 2006 he developed “Antique Mirror Patina Solution”, a unique process for distressing and imprinting the silver / reflective coating on new mirror. This process used by individuals / artists to create special effects using new mirror and led to the development of a new style of decorative and fine art utilizing the reflective surface of new mirror.
Drew McGukin Interiors, N.Y., N.Y.
Monier Gallery, Homewood, Al
Gallery Services, Birmingham, Alabama
Fig Home, Austin, Tx.
Modern Home, Miramar Beach, Florida
Earnest Gaspard & Associates, Atlanta, Ga.
Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, Birmingham, Al.
Found Style, El Dorado Ks.
Gallery Services , Birmingham, Al.
Park & Eighth Gallery, Fort Worth, Tx
Rennier Project, Austin, Tx.
Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charleston, S.C,
Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga.
Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
Gallerie Alegria, Mountain Brook, Alabama
D.O.C.S. Gallery. New Orleans, La.
Ward Nasse Gallery, New York, New York.
Littlehouse Galleries, Homewood, AlabamaTimothy Poe Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
Hotel Brazil, Mountain Brook, Alabama
Gallerie Dorita, Atlanta, GeorgiaLe Saint’s Gallerie, Prague Czech Republic
Bare Hands Gallery-Birmingham, Alabama
Fusion Gallery-Seaside, Florida
Tojo Gallery-Seaside, Florida
Eclectic Electric Gallery-Atlanta, Georgia
Vazada Studios-Birmingham, Alabama
Gallery at LeAnn’s-Montgomery, Alabama
Soho Gallery-Pensacola, Florida
110 Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
Marburger Farm – Round Top, Tx.- 2022
Dallas Mart Gallery, Dallas, Tx. -Sept. 2022
Dallas Mart Gallery, Dallas, Tx. – Jan. 2022
Grand Bohemian Gallery – July, 2021
Marburger Farm – Round Top,Tx. 2021
Marburger Farm – Round Top, Tx. 2020
Chicago Art, The Women’s Board / Antique & Jewelry show,2018
Merchandise Mart…Chicago, Il. May-2018
Round Top / Jimmy’s’ venue at Excess… April-2018
Fort Worth Art, Antique & Jewelry Show… January- 2017
Round Top / The Arbors… April 2016
Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charlston S.C. “Sojourn-2015”
Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga., Featured Artist, September 2014
Leonard Davenport Online, Bridge Hampton, N.Y. 2015
Huntington College-Montgomery, Alabama.
Contemplating“Justice”- National Juried Exhibition, Washington, D.C
X-8 group show, Birmingham Art Association.
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival-Birmingham, Alabama
Thomas Project, Spring Show, Birmingham Alabama
Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama,
Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham Al.
Altamont School, Birmingham Al.
Timothy Poe Gallery, Birmingham, Al., January through May 2002
Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham, Alabama
Thomas Project, Fall Show- Birmingham, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual
Student Exhibition. “Black Belt,” Award of Distinction.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual
St. Stephen’s Catholic Student Center, Birmingham, AL
Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, AL
Der Wunder-Kommer. Pilchuck Glass School.
Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery
Drew McGukin Interiors / Chelsea, New York
Gallery Services / Birmingham, Al.
Modern Home, Miramar Beach, Florida
Fig Home, Austin, Tx.
The Rennier Project / Austin, Tx.
Market Hill / Round Top, Tx.
Ernest & Gaspard & Associates / ADAK / Atlanta, Ga.
Monier Gallery, Homewood, Alabama
Drew McGukin Interiors – Chelsea, N.Y.
Kathy Shuford – Dallas, Tx.
Anthony Freire – N.Y. – N.Y.
Elizabeth Rider – Austin, Tx.
Todd Reeves – Miramar Beach, Fl.
Providense Paulin – Birmingham, Al.
Tom Butler – Villa Rica, Ga.
Linzi McConnell – Jamie Graves – Austin, Tx.
Robin & Carolyn Wade – Birmingham, Al.
Gallery Services – Birmingham, Al
Andrea Charmichael – Mountain Brook, Al.
Jeffery Welsh – Monroe, Ga.
John Bossard Interiors – Atlanta, Ga.
Ellen McLeamore – Athens, Ga.
Selena Adams – Austin, Tx.
Clark & Carolyn Jackson, Birmingham, Al.
Illumin 8 / Sidewalk Film Festival. Mural canvas project. 2003
Karen and Aileen Bouchard, post modern style walnut bed with pewter inlay. 2003
Karen and Aileen Bouchard, Exterior modernists style aluminum / glass gates. 2002
2002 to present… Various commissions in 2 / 3 dimensional objects including:
“Golden Cloud” -52 inch dia. / eglomise’ w reflective elements
Sarah West Designs, 2018
“Flow” 2016- Eglomise’ w reflective elements / BJCC. Birmingham, Al.
“Morning Flight” 2014 – Eglomise’ w reflective elements / Grand View Hospital, Birmingham, Al.
Robin and Caroline Wade. Exterior ornamental steels and glass door. 2001
Sidewalk Film Festival. Presentation awards. 2000 / 2001
Wade Sand and Gravel. Photo essay of quarry operations. 2000
East Thomas Community. Community marquee, brick and stainless steel. 2000
Robin and Caroline Wade, Stainless Steel Architectural sculptures. 2000
Kevin Godwin. Mural / backdrop painting for “Dead Cel Factor” band. 2000
Southeast Post Productions, Birmingham Al. Multimedia relief’s produced for “Apogee” an independent film by John Richardson. 2000
BIG communications, Birningham, Al. Adey presentation award. 2000
Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La.
Cast Glass Fire Place Screen Covers. 1999/2000
Robin Wade, Birmingham, Alabama. Office Desk, 1999
Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Presentation Awards. 1999
Herb & Ellie Sklenar, Birmingham, Alabama. Cast Glass Sculpture. 1999
Thomas & Shasta Brander, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead Crystal Protrait of daughter. 1998
Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Outdoor bronze sculpture.
Beth Sahlie, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead crystal portrait, 1997.
2003 Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, Virginia Sanford Theater, Birmingham. 2003
2003 Illumine 8 Birmingham, Al. Interactive UV painting.
2002 A murder is announced. Dinner theater, Homewood Library
2002 Work Play Birmingham Alabama. Interactive UV light painting
2002 Spinning into Butter – Drama at Birmingham Festival Theater. Jan.7 through Feb. 3.
1999 Illumia 8 – B&A warehouse, Birmingham Alabama.
Interactive UV painting. An interactive dance party; during a four hour period I painted an 8’ diameter satellite dish with Florissant paints and chalk.
Steel City Galleries*
During selected Spin Cycling Classes at Steel City Fitness, I created spontaneous fluorescent chalk drawings. High-energy music choreographed by the spin instructor created an event considered a new performance art / happening in Birmingham, a performance art/happening.
2017 The Womens Board charity auction, Jacksonville, Fl.
2004 thru 2018 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction
2003 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction
2002 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction
2002 Altamonte School Benefit auction
2002 Summerfest Cabaret benefit auction
2001 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction
2001 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction
2001 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction
2000 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction
2000 Arlington School Benefit auction
2001 Rotary Club International
2000 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction
1999 Leukemia Society Benefit auction
1999 Cancer Society Benefit auction
1997, 1998 Birmingham Botanical Garden Auxiliary-Birmingham, Alabama
1996-1998″You Gotta Have Art” Birmingham AIDS Outreach
2002 Alabama public Television, Alabama at Work Series
1999 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt
1998 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt
1997 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt
“Trophies” Lee Ann Monitor, Birmingham Post Herald, October 6, 2000 PP 8-B, 6-B
“Billy Idol” Patrick Garman, Managerie Magazine, Vol. 25, May 1999, pp 10,11
“Industrial Strength Art,” Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, May 23, 1999, PP. 1F, 10F.
“Arts Round-up,” Jane Longshore, Black & White, May 13-26, 1999, p. 18.
“The Thomas Project, the Ruins of Birmingham’s Industrial Roots,” Steve Smith, Fun & Stuff, May 1999, p. 10.
“Awards,” Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Souvenir Program, May 7-9, 1999, p. 8.
“Electrifying Art,” McKenzie Wren, Atlanta 30306, March, 1998, pp. 18-19.
“Canvas,” Birmingham Magazine, November, 1998, p. 24.
“Making Art at Wade Sand and Gravel,” Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, June 1, 1997, pp. 1F, 10F.
“Spotlight Artist: Tim Poe,” Chuck Hinson, The DeFuniak Herald, October 23, 1997, P. 4-C.
“Crystal Sculptures Tell Artist Story,” Michelle Finley, Over the Mountain Journal, November 6, 1997.
Robin and Caroline Wade, Birmingham, Al.
Altamonte School, Birmingham, Alabama. June 17, 2001
Dr Sam Barker, Birmingham, Al
John D Saxon, Birmingham, Al.
Louise Fletcher, Los Angeles, Ca. Glass Sculpture.
Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La. Glass Sculpture.
Mr. Will Ratliff, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.
Mr. Charles Collins, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Bronze sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin Wade, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockham, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bailey, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.
St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.
Mr. William Taylor, Ono Island, Alabama. Studio glass and multi-media sculpture.
Best in show / 2-D, Mixed Media. 44th Annual South Chamber Art Festival, Miami, Fla.
Member of the Board, Thomas Coke Works Project, 1997.
I was the first full-time artist chosen to develop studio space at the former Republic Steel Works, Birmingham, Alabama. This historically significant facility is developing as an environment where artists of varied disciplines are restoring the buildings of Republic Steel to serve as studio space. My studio consists of the former coal testing lab and an adjacent rail car shed, that which was fully restored during the summer of 1996. Construction of a metal casting furnace, glass-casting furnace, burnout oven, annealing and casting ovens using primarily discarded materials and implements from institutional auctions.
Birmingham Museum of Art. “ Introduction to Glass Blowing.”
Assistant to Matt Jenke. 1999
Birmingham Museum of Art,
Contemporary Collectors’ Guild
A Brief History of the Studio Art Glass Movement
Birmingham Museum of Art
Introduction to Gilding/Gold Leaf Techniques
University of Alabama at Birmingham Special Studies
Introduction to Decorative Painting Techniques
September 1995 Advanced Decorative Painting Techniques
Alabama Art Supply
University of Alabama at Birmingham.
B.A. in Art Studio 1996.
Pilchuck Glass School. 1995.
Object, Image, Language (juried class); emphasis in glass casting & mold-making techniques.
Instructors: Steven Paul Day & Maria Porges.