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Glow: Oil Paintings by Zachary Bowman

Reception

2018-10-01 18:30:00 2018-10-01 20:00:00 America/Denver Glow: Oil Paintings by Zachary Bowman Main Library

Monday, October 01
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-01 18:30:00 2018-10-01 20:00:00 America/Denver Glow: Oil Paintings by Zachary Bowman Exhibit runs Sep 19–Oct 21 Main Library

Main Library

Canteena

Exhibit runs Sep 19–Oct 21

ARTIST STATEMENT
Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated by light. Light is something that has baffled minds for thousands of years and, though research has brought a greater understanding of light, its dual nature expressing attributes of both waves and particles continues to present many questions. Light is a source of energy that not only helps encourage life, but also makes it possible for many creatures to see the beauty and splendor of said life.
Light, however, is peculiar at times due to the fact that the nature and effects of light seem to vary according to whether or not one actually sees it. There is a dynamism that occurs when a person enters a scene where light glows. While light itself holds no distinct shape on its own, it spills over the figure, allowing us to see the form. To me, the presence of life gives purpose and deeper meaning to the enigmatic energy which is light. In this series, I desire to show how individuals are both mirrors and creators of light. Each piece displays various types of light: electric, natural, reflected, flame, and much more. In addition to being symbols about light, each painting will fit within the different seasons and elements wherein light can be found, thus reminding us that “in all times, and in all things, and in all places” we are expected to GLOW.

ARTIST BIO
Since a young age, Zach Bowman's life has been saturated in the world of art. Watching his mother teach hundreds of students as he crawled around to see the magic created within the walls of his mother's studio, it was natural for Zach to develop an affinity for art. Zach's work has much to do with the love of life, humanity, and light. As he paints in oil, he aims to reflect the depth and radiance of each person as well as the natural luminous environments that surround them. Each layer of oil paint catches light in it's own way and refines the image out of abstracted obscurity of previous layers; in such ways, our life also becomes more clear and beautiful with every addition to its metaphorical canvas.

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Exhibits  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

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About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

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Canteena
Fri, Jan 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Sat, Jan 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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