Sian Bowen: Ream
An Angel Row Gallery/Aspex Gallery/Mead Gallery Exhibition
Sat 11 Jan – Sat 8 Feb 2003
Bowen’s works look like paintings but are in fact drawings on paper. The paper has been heavily worked and is richly layered, stained and marked as if with age; in several cases we see it is wallpaper, plain, or with faded flowers. There is something of Rachel Whiteread here and the tradition of Tapies – the wall as a visual poem; a palimpsest or accrued text of time’s passing.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Mead Gallery, Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth and Angel Row Gallery in Nottingham. It is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with texts by Sacha Craddock and Francis McKee.