Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
July 29, 2014
Justin Bowles Exhibition At Playhouse on the Square
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces the opening of XENOBIA by Justin Bowles at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The exhibition will be on view through Sept. 7.
A native of Little Rock, Ark., Bowles received a BA in English and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas, and an MFA from Memphis College of Art. Bowles is starting her career as an art professor, combining her love of teaching and a multi-disciplinary studio practice of screen printing, sculpture and collage.
“XENOBIA is work inspired by my influences and experiences as a member of Generation X,” says Bowles. “Combining magazines, scraps of paper, shopping bags, drawings and screen-printed patterns, I work intuitively with my collection of ephemera to create something new and preserve pieces of time.”
More examples of Bowles’ work can be found on her website, www.justinautumnbowles.com.
Playhouse’s MCA Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday from 1–5 p.m. and on show nights.
Photo: Justin Bowles, Corinne, 2013, mixed media on wood, 16 x 8.5 x 6 inches
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