The exhibition consists of drawings, sculptures and mixed media installations. In her work Bowles explore the medium of drawing in combination with sculpture, objects and performance. Stylistically she works with a figurative, photorealistic surreal visual language. Recurring in her work are the use of optical effects and reliefs as a means to destabilize the dividing line between the two-dimensional image and the physical space of the gallery.
Bowles’s imagery is concentrated around birds, insects, reptiles, and parts of the body. Her work consists of fragments such as a human hand or the wing of a bird. She assemble them in new constellations that become intricate three-dimensional collages. Thematically Bowles explores different aspects of vulnerability. Her use of fragile and perishable materials, left bare and exposed to the elements further underscore this overall theme.
This is Vanna Bowles´s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.