Artistic Gardening at Mary Baldwin

October 31, 2005

An exhibition of recent paintings by artist Sally Bowring entitled Gardening will be on view at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery November 7–December 2.

InGardening, Bowring addresses the nature of gardening in a collection of vibrant, spare paintings. She gives the viewer the sense of being in a garden, walking around, and taking it in from many different angles. Like Jackson Pollock, who once said, “You don’t look at a garden and ask what the garden is about,” Bowring believes that paintings are to be experienced and enjoyed rather than dissected and analyzed. To her, these paintings need no explanation beyond their viewing and enjoyment.

Bowring teaches painting at the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is the public coordinator for the City of Richmond’s 1% For Art Program. She is a recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Bowring is represented by Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, and Sadler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

A reception in honor of the artist will be held Monday, November 7 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the college’s academic year.