Exhibit: Kelie Bowman: Rise

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015

A solo show of new work by Kelie Bowman.

Join us for a closing party on Sunday June 21st from 6-8pm. More information here.

Booklyn is pleased to present a solo show of new work by Kelie Bowman. Drawing from her experiences living and working on a sailboat, Bowman has crafted a body of work inspired by watching light reflect on the ocean.

This series explores shifting depth and distance in a still medium through a multiplicity of angles in hopes that this will open the viewer’s perception of space and time. Bowman silkscreens washes of color onto paper, creating unique prints, then cuts each print apart into geometric patterns that, when sewn together, become shifting, moveable books and tapestries. Confronting this work, the viewer experiences a meditative and calming exploration of color, abstraction, depth perception and landscape.

The idea of “rising” runs through the work in the exhibition and takes many forms. We can speak of rising waters (floods), rising up for social justice, and emotions rising to the surface. Bowman reflects on these concepts in a new artist’s book, merging personal observations with political explorations through images and text.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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