Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Margaret Bowland, A Pop-Up Project, 12th of May, Washington, DC

A pop-up project is a series of innovative, curated art exhibitions and events that “pop-up” at various locations throughout Washington, DC. The "a pop-up project's" is curated by local curator and artist advocate Amy Morton of MFA Morton Fine Art.

For its inaugural exhibition a pop-up project will open I Dream Awake from March 26 to May 28, 2010 in the former Numark Gallery space located in Penn Quarter at 625-627 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Exhibiting a variety of media, I Dream Awake explores original artistic expressions of awakened realities and unconscious dreams. Exhibition includes New York artists, Mikel Glass, Kenichi Hoshine and Margaret Bowland; Los Angeles artists Vonn Sumner and Susan Burnstine; and local artists Rosemary Feit Covey, Laurel Hausler, Lizzie Newton and Tim Tate.



Flower Girl, oil on linen, 52 x 44 inches


Artist talk with Margaret Bowland - this Wednesday 5/12, 6pm at 625 E St NW.

For more information Click Here

Location Click Here



Another Thorny Crown, charcoal & pastel on rag paper, 60 x 48 inches



Murakami Wedding No 2, oil on linen, 78 x 66 inches



Another Thorny Crown III, charcoal & pastel on paper, 67 x 49 inches


Sydney art dealer & writer Michael Reid has written an interesting article for The Art Market Monitor where he talks about trends in artist & gallery relationships, including the proliferation of pop-up, short term, art exhibitions in unorthodox spots.

Letter from Australia
by Michael Reid

A Matrix of Exhibition Behaviours

To read the article click here

5 comments:

Stefan Maguran said...

These are so powerful. Thank you, Jim.
Thanks also for the article.

Amy said...

For anyone who is interested in the work of artist, Margaret Bowland, but was unable to attend her recent artist talk at *a pop-up project: please note that the Smithsonian filmed the talk and will likely post segments on the website of the National Portrait Gallery in the upcoming months. It was great!

vacariu.com said...

Thank you for sharing, I love her work, very inspiring.

Terry Strickland said...

I love Margaret Bowland's work! It resonates on a conceptual level and is technically flawless. The perfect example of using great artistic tools to explore the human condition. Thank you for sharing.

Trish said...

Margaret's work is amazing. Thought provoking and beautifully rendered paintings. Thank you for posting an article about her. We should also thank Amy for hosting the pop-up project and hosting a talk with Margaret. I've seen the shows and am sending everyone to see the works in person while they are in DC.