PAINTING THE FIGURATIVE LIFE - Opening reception Friday, July 29th, 2016 7-9pm / show through August 10th

“Painting the Figurative Life” featuring artists Patricia Schappler & Diana Kirkpatrick

"Painting the Figurative Life" is a show reflecting the visions of two distinctive oil artists with different, yet complimentary, points of view. Patricia Schappler is asking us to ponder what the individual is thinking while looking past the story telling narrative. Positioning of figure suggests “anticipation” leading us in movement towards that feeling of “wanting more.” Diana Kirkpatrick asks us to look more deeply into realism, past the personality, towards soul essence. Eyes of her subjects have an uncanny way of pulling you right in. The gist of her work is that it’s less about the individual and more about what lingers, hidden, in the underlying recesses of the being.

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COMPLICATED PERSPECTIVES - Friday July 15th, 2016 7-9 pm runs through July 28th

"Complicated Perspectives" featuring Michael Palmer and John Angelopoulos tells a story through the eyes of the exaggerated. Each artist spells his story using tools in a less traditional way and asks us to see the world through another type of dimensional lens. Both men show us the power; Palmer uses the abstract to lead into the scape with loss of perspective using a playful hand. Angelopoulos uses bold strokes to emphasize the animation of form.

FIGURES AND LANDSCAPES - artists' reception July 1, 2016 - 7 to 9pm runs through July 13


Painters Jan Waldron and Jayne Adams tell stories. Waldron often points her subjects out from a distance, her stories told through moody settings that speak to unseen inhabitants just, tales unfolding. Adams gets in close, her paintings a clear snapshot of human subjects caught in a second's time.
 
The commonalities are deeper than subject. The two contemporary style artists are story tellers with clear visions, individual hands, and incredibly skilled. There is potency in the work. Even a quiet canvas emanates strong intent.
 

NATURE'S RHYTHM - Opening Reception Friday, June 17, 2016 7 to 9pm

A view into seascapes, birds and nostalgia. 

 

There is a natural peace in the works of Todd Bonita, Debbie Kinson and Cindy Rizza the artists  featured in "Nature's Rhythm," Bowersock Gallery's first "main stage" exhibit of the season. 

There is a quiet rhythm, a lulling of shorts that prevails across all three artists work, it's the lapping of a boat, the gentle movement of air, those moments you sense the air and sun on your skin on a hushed, warm day. There is such beauty in each work, stories in the narrative works that take the mind away and in turn quiet our thoughts. This is a show to be experiences both as a whole, and in its outstanding, brilliant parts. 

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