Jamie Bowman, "Recall"
The Mankiw Gallery will be showing, “Recall”, small scale portraits by Jamie Bowman from Feb 20-April 30, 2014.
Jamie Bowman (student teacher; MA in Studio Teaching candidate at BU) will be showing portraits and still-life paintings and the AP class with be showing four portraits that were created with Jamie. Students showing work are: Chloe B., Elizabeth L., Grant L., and Junie (TJ) T.
Jamie Bowman’s current work centers around small scale portraits and still lives in oil. The work shown here is a shifting balance between humor, sadness and memory. Previously, her work reflected her interest in the nature of memory: how we can sometimes recall certain moments with clarity, yet at other times can’t conjure up anything other than vagueness. She is still interested in exploring those qualities of memory by tweaking the amount of information an image might contain. Within those interests, she contemplates the complicated nature of emotional experience, particularly of sadness and humor intertwined.
Shown alongside Bowman’s work are portraits painted by the AP Studio Art Class. The culminating elective in the visual arts, AP Studio Art requires students to create a series of teacher-initiated assignments, as well as student-initiated assignments. By concentrating on a particular visual interest or problem, students gain experience in the formal, technical, and expressive means of the artist and, at the same time, develop a sense of quality in their own art. The work on display was created while students worked with Bowman at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School.
The Commons at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
The assembly hall and facility is located at:
375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452
Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.