Instructor: Nancy Bowen
July 9 - 13
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Assemblage is made of everyday objects, scraps of different materials, books or photos, all combined to create an artwork. Since the days of Picasso, Duchamp, Cornell and others, assemblage has continued to be a meaningful way to make sculpture. In this class we will be using objects that you bring plus materials that I bring to create art using simple tools and materials. We will be using a moldable, non- toxic material called “Magic Sculpt” and another non -toxic material called Aqua Resin. Different approaches to sculpture will be encouraged and explored, including narration and abstraction. Bring your old stuff and your imagination! No experience needed.
Nancy Bowen is a mixed media artist known for her eclectic mixtures of imagery and materials in both two and three dimensions. Her sculptural pieces generally incorporate cast and blown glass elements into clay, steel and mixed media constructions. She has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, including the Lesley Heller Gallery, Annina Nosei Gallery in NYC, Galerie Farideh Cadot in Paris, the Betsy Rosenfield gallery in Chicago, and the James Gallery in Houston, among others. She has also completed several public art commissions, including an outdoor classroom and fountain at DePauw University in Indiana (2003) and an outdoor playground area at Worthington Hooker Elementary School in New Haven, Ct. (2008). Her work is in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass and The Neuberger Museum. Her work has been reviewed widely in such journals as Art in America, Artforum, Glass Magazine, Sculpture Magazine and a host of newspapers. She has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Brown Foundation at the Dora Maar House , the European Ceramic Work Center, The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, among others . She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY). She is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture, and the Director of the MFA Program at Purchase College, S.U.N.Y. She maintains a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.