Feb. 27 - March 28, 2013
Gallery talk/reception - Wed. March 6th,
11am - 1pm, artist’s talk begins at noon
Hours: Mon - Thurs.10:00am - 6pm, during regular school sessions.
Bruce Fowler is a sculptor, teacher, curator, co-founder and arts director of Paper City Studios/PCS80, in downtown Holyoke. PCS80 is a multi use arts building in a former historic warehouse, located along the 2nd canal. As arts director, he has been curating art exhibitions in two storefront galleries, and alternate spaces. Presenting work of numerous local and regional artists. In addition, he has been actively involved in the Holyoke arts community, as a founding member of The Friends of the Canalwalk and a member of the Holyoke Redevelopment Authorities CPC (citizen’s participation committee). He is also the co/creator of The Great Holyoke Brick Race. Now in its 3rd year – racing brickracers each year on Race Street.
His current work is a series of sculptures called Daddy’s Accessories. Each work contains an element from childhood such as a tricycle or ride-on plastic toy. The object is then fitted with a long steel bar with a trailer hitch at one end. The object is painted pure white giving it an innocence and yet the object itself is dangerous to use. The objects when completed become surrealistic. In each finished piece there is a small amount of red white and blue to give it an Americana ID.
Daddy’s Accessory #6, Steel, plastic, rubber, epoxy paint, 33” x 49” x 84”, 2012