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Reed Bowman

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2016

Artworks for sale: 12

United States

About Reed Bowman

  • Biography
    I grew up working with metal and patination. Starting by working for and with my father since an early age, I learned the many crafts involved in fabricating and patination of work in brass and copper. While working for him I broadened our techniques through experimentation and ingenuity, and have developed my own construction methods to fit my own styles and designs. More recently I have begun to practice foldforming, and to incorporate foldforming techniques learned in jewelry making into larger works. Both foldforming and patination emphasize working with the natural properties of copper and its alloys to create works which are a conversation between artist and metal. As in all disciplines, the very limitations of the medium create the most exciting attributes of the work. 
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Balance in Asymmetry

    Dates: Feb. 16, 2017 - March 25, 2017

    Venue: Manna Gallery, 473 25th Street, Oakland, California, 94612, USA

    An exhibition of wall sculptures and a few free-standing sculptures in patinaed brass and copper by Reed C Bowman and his father David M Bowman.

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    Event: Metal: It's Only Natural

    Dates: Oct. 1, 2016 - Oct. 21, 2016

    Venue: ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94709, USA

    Metals are intense. Typically hard and shiny, they are strong but malleable. They can be stretched, fused, drawn into fine wire. They can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking. They readily carry electricity and heat. Their atoms are in a virtual 'sea' of outer electrons that readily jump from atom to atom. They are stable but they can readily change. We depend on their unique natural qualities for industry, commerce… and for art.

    This exhibition is presented by the Metal Arts Guild, the Northern California Enamel Guild, and ACCI Gallery, and participants are members of one or more of these groups.

    Event: Creative Contrasts

    Dates: Aug. 17, 2016 - Oct. 22, 2016

    Venue: Moraga Art Gallery, Moraga, California, USA

    A joint show featuring gallery member artist and watercolorist George Ehrenhaft along with invited guest artists David and Reed Bowman, father and son, showing works in patinaed metal.

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Upcoming events

Event: Balance in Asymmetry

Dates: Feb. 16, 2017 - March 25, 2017

Venue: Manna Gallery, 473 25th Street, Oakland, California, 94612, USA

An exhibition of wall sculptures and a few free-standing sculptures in patinaed brass and copper by Reed C Bowman and his father David M Bowman.

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Metal: It's Only Natural

Dates: Oct. 1, 2016 - Oct. 21, 2016

Venue: ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94709, USA

Metals are intense. Typically hard and shiny, they are strong but malleable. They can be stretched, fused, drawn into fine wire. They can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking. They readily carry electricity and heat. Their atoms are in a virtual 'sea' of outer electrons that readily jump from atom to atom. They are stable but they can readily change. We depend on their unique natural qualities for industry, commerce… and for art.

This exhibition is presented by the Metal Arts Guild, the Northern California Enamel Guild, and ACCI Gallery, and participants are members of one or more of these groups.

Event: Creative Contrasts

Dates: Aug. 17, 2016 - Oct. 22, 2016

Venue: Moraga Art Gallery, Moraga, California, USA

A joint show featuring gallery member artist and watercolorist George Ehrenhaft along with invited guest artists David and Reed Bowman, father and son, showing works in patinaed metal.

Biography

I grew up working with metal and patination. Starting by working for and with my father since an early age, I learned the many crafts involved in fabricating and patination of work in brass and copper. While working for him I broadened our techniques through experimentation and ingenuity, and have developed my own construction methods to fit my own styles and designs. More recently I have begun to practice foldforming, and to incorporate foldforming techniques learned in jewelry making into larger works. Both foldforming and patination emphasize working with the natural properties of copper and its alloys to create works which are a conversation between artist and metal. As in all disciplines, the very limitations of the medium create the most exciting attributes of the work. 

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