Paul Bowen: Drift
Paul Bowen creates art from scavenged wood and other natural materials. Over the past 50 years, Bowen has built a body of work that transcends time and place, drawing from his childhood experiences in a seaside town in Wales, 30 years working along the waterfront in Provincetown, and nearly 20 years living in Vermont.
Drift features sculptures, drawings, and sketches made from discarded materials full of stories. Bowen’s sculptures, constructed from wood fragments, use limited means and often appear afloat. His drawings derive their imagery and ink from his surroundings. The exhibition explores Bowen’s process of finding and uncovering the beauty in waste material, broken things, and things that have had another life.