Monday, January 2, 2012

Bowersock Gallery Grand Opening in Mount Dora

Press release
for immediate release
"Recounting Narratives"
At Bowersock Gallery
Where: Bowersock Gallery, 137 East Fourth Ave, Mount Dora, FL
Dates: Friday, January 6 through January 31, 2012
Artists’ Reception January 6,  6 to 8 p.m.
Contact: Steve Bowersock  352-729-2415

The Bowersock Gallery will officially open its doors January 6 with a Grand Opening and Exhibition, “Recounting Narratives,” an exhibit of paintings by Meghan Howland, one of “New England’s brightest rising stars,” with a Florida connection.

“We got a call from a longtime arts journalist that caught Meghan’s first New Hampshire exhibition. She was astounded by the twenty-something’s skill and vision, reporting it as equal to a mature, established artist,” says Steve Bowersock, curator and co owner with Michael Senger. “We made our trip up to New Hampshire, took one look and signed her that day. Meghan truly is a standout painter.”

Howland, who currently lives in Maine with family from Florida, is a contemporary, representational painter, working in oils. Her work is marked by a dreamlike quality with dissonant notes.

“As we note in her biography, ‘the question of whether something is safe or dangerous, loving or hateful, is often unexplained in her work,’” says Bowersock. “’While conveying a situation or mood that is slightly ambiguous, this makes it up to the viewer to resolve what is happening, creating an unending range of emotions and possibilities.’”

The Bowersock Gallery is located at 137 East Fourth Avenue in Mount Dora. It is the company’s second location; the Bowersock gallery is celebrating its eighth year in Provincetown Mass. It represents over 28 artists, New Hampshire, Maine, and east coast artists, from the traditionally art-rich seacoast area.

Howland will attend the opening reception on Friday Jan 6, 6 to 8 p.m., at Bowersock Gallery, 137 East Fourth Avenue, Mount Dora. For more information call 352-729-2415

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