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Paul Bowen: Woodlark, and Fran Bull, Space: an odyssey

June 16 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents two solo exhibits, opening with a reception for the artists on Saturday, May 18, 5 – 7 pm: Paul Bowen: Woodlark, sculpture fashioned from scavenged seaside material, along with his works on paper, and Space: an odyssey, featuring artist Fran Bull’s acrylic paintings inspired by cosmic imagery from the James Webb space telescope. The exhibit continues through June 30. Artist talks are scheduled for Fran Bull, June 8, and Paul Bowen, June 22.

Bowen has centered his life around the ocean, particularly the beaches of Provincetown. As an inveterate beachcomber he collects the humble bits and remains of human commerce, led by his curiosity and appreciation for the random objects forgotten, abandoned and washed ashore. The artist combines and balances his weathered items into carefully realized sculpture, often to be mounted on a wall.

At age 10, wearing a beret as she sketched with her best friend in Greenwich Village cafés, Fran Bull knew she was an artist. She painted and sculpted as she advanced her creative life. Today her paintings are more personal and less representational. Through her art practice, Fran Bull reflects upon contemporary events and themes. “Something about setting into motion paint of varying viscosities and colors, is aligned with how gasses and stars interact in space. Apparently, our theories of cosmology are being upended by data now coming to us from this marvelous new (telescope) for viewing the universe. At least, that is what I imagine.”


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Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
181-183 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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