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Frank Bowling OBE RA: Recent Paintings Press Release

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 2012
Published by: Eleven Spitalfields Gallery
Year published: 2012

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Press Release for Frank Bowling OBE RA: Recent Small Works, exhibition at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, London. The exhibition took place 6 July - 31 August 2012 and the Private View was Thursday 5 July 6:30 - 8:30pm. The card contained venue details, opening times etc. The Press Release featured a colour reproduction of Withered Roses, 18 x 40 in, followed by an introduction to the exhibition, by Mel Gooding.

From the exhibition Press Release:

Small Paintings: Cosmic Glimpses

Frank Bowling’s paintings offer a vision of a universe of his own imaging. They are images of an energetic chaos in which the mineral phenomena of fire and water, earth and air are caught in the very process of generation; out of this elemental and undifferentiated energy emerge the ever-changing morphologies of flame and light-fall, waterfall and cloud, rainbow, rain and the mists of aerial weathers. In this cosmos of atmospheric or aqueous colour-light may be discerned, with the shock of familiarity, the vegetable forms of tree, bush, leaf and flower; the rough surfaces of earth; the evanescent shimmer, shadow and flash of sunlit mudflat, forest clearing, flowing river; the tactility of animal scale and skin…

Mel Gooding, 2012

Related people

»  (Sir) Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

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Related venues

»  Eleven Spitalfields Gallery

London, United Kingdom