|Work by artist Amy Saxe|
As an added twist, the Bower team has also created an impromptu guest quarters in its gallery space, essentially flip-flopping the space's intended public purpose by inviting various out-of-town artists and curators to spend a night surrounded by "Bowerhouse" art.
In her small-scale oil paintings, San Francisco-based artist Prest creates intriguing two-dimensional optical illusions. By carefully choosing her color palette and cleverly manipulating basic geometric form, Prest's simple visual pranks effectively suggest imaginary internal landscapes. Like Prest, Chicago-based painter Saxe regularly invents fantastical environments, but her aesthetic leans toward very formal, object-oriented, less-abstracted
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Lastly, Brooklyn-based Sullivan employs the unlikely medium of quilting - a traditionally feminine, strongly domestic activity - to patch together homespun, yet slightly disturbed preadolescent dioramas. He sews his detailed, hand-colored pencil drawings of trees sprouting forts, platforms, and strange appendages onto muslin, creating a puffy, two-dimensional reality from a totally imagined mindscape. •
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