Fair Play - Sarah Bowling

May 30, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

Deep Space Gallery and Sarah Bowling are pleased to present the upcoming solo exhibition, Fair Play, displaying new paintings, drawings, and sculptures
by emerging Denver-based artist, Sarah Bowling. The show is guest-curated by Dasha Baulina. There will be a public reception Sunday, June 4 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

In this latest body of work, Bowling explores the constructs of desire: absence and the phases of intimacy and vulnerability, within external relationships and the self. Often veiled in defensive strokes and sweet nothings, Bowling questions the disconnect of tenderness and solidity, the fragmentary self and the societal “whole”.

Bowling describes her process as the execution of uncomfortable verbs: puncturing, ripping, pouring, peeling, and cracking. Like most bodily matter, this work is playful, awkward, sensual, and gloppy. The bright colors are inviting yet repulsive. Consistent in Bowling’s work is a mimicry of the push/pull dynamic between two bodies, the self and society, and contradictory themes such as triumph and defeat. The work ranges from quiet and meditative to loud and unapologetic.

Sarah Bowling, a Denver native, received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows across the country, including Aggregate Space Gallery, Sullivan Gallery, and Archer Beach Haus, among others.