Sally Bowring

January 11 – February 15, 2019
Opening Reception
Friday, January 11, 7 – 9 pm

Sally Bowring opens the 2019 exhibition year with recent work inspired by daily observations. By using paint to revisit quotidian details, Bowring elevates garden scenes, reflective puddles, shadows, and weather patterns as bright expressions on panel. Geometric patterns emerge in the form of grids and color blocks, which challenges underlying organic references yet reveals the overall cyclical and repetitive nature within. In New Work, Bowring intensifies her work’s link between geometry and nature by infusing a new, bolder palette with heightened contrast. The show opens Friday, January 11 and continues through February 15, 2019.

Bowring is based in Richmond, where she worked at VCUarts as a professor and administrator in the Painting + Printmaking Department from 1982 to 2018. She has also taught at the Virginia Museum Studio School and served as Public Art Commissioner for Richmond. She received a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and a Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Award (2003-2004), among other accolades. The New York native earned her Bachelor of Arts from Goddard College in Vermont (1978), an Associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York (1975), and an Master of Fine Arts from VCU (1983).