Bowlby sample

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In my last post (Sept. 7), I put Astrid Bowlby’s work at Gallery Joe at the top of my First Friday picks, but I didn’t have an image of any of the drawings to show. Gallery Joe came to the rescue, and here’s Bowlby’s “Moon Lace (.5 / .25),” 2003, ink on bristol, 11 x 11 inches. Although the work makes me think of Vija Celmins, it doesn’t have Celmins’ sense of a slice of infinity. Like a black hole, Bowlby’s images have a gravity that pulls everything there is into the window that the image provides. What’s beyond the edges seems to be beside the point.

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