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Frank Bowling O.B.E., RA: Paintings 1974 - 2010

Solo show at Spanierman Modern. 2010
Date: 14 September, 2010 until 16 October, 2010
Organiser: Spanierman Modern

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Bowling, O.B.E., RA, held at Spanierman Modern, New York. The exhibition consisted for paintings drawn from a substantial period of Bowling’s ongoing career, with work produced between 1974 and 2010. The exhibition came with a substantial full colour catalogue, featuring an essay by longtime Bowling admirer Mel Gooding. Within the essay, Gooding took the reader through different periods of Bowling’s practice, citing influences as well as offering descriptions of both the paintings themselves and the various processes used in the making of them. For example, “The poured paintings of the mid-1970s were created by means of a mechanical device of Bowling’s own invention: a tilting board-platform, whose angle of tilt could be controlled by pegs at each end, and which allowed the paint to flow downwards over the stretched canvas at a determined speed, its velocities susceptible to adjustment. In effect the painting made itself with a minimum of assistance from the painter.”

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2010

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Announcement relating to an exhibition, 2010

People in this exhibition

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Exhibition venues

»  Spanierman Modern

New York, New York, USA, United States of America