Artist & Gallery News

CONSTRUCTS Wallace Bowling

October 17, 2018

Wantoot welcomes new artist Wallace Bowling. A show of his current work opens Saturday, October 20, coinciding with the driftless area’s annual Fall Art Tour.  Cigar Boxes provide the three dimensional canvas for many of the mixed-media sculptures in the show. Found industrial artifacts are used to reinforce or compliment the message of the piece.   Manufactured Landscape Labeled “constructs,” the pieces intentionally focus on the action of viewing an image or object.  Minor details, as the direction a particular piece opens, dictate the viewer’s interface.  Wallace notes, “Some constructs evoke a tinge of pleasure while others may create a distinct uneasiness.  One’s emotions are heightened by this channeled participation.  Hence the viewer becomes an intimate part of the piece.”...

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