Dean Bowen, The House Of Love (Nocturnal). Oil on linen, 122 x 183cm. Courtesy: the artist and Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach.
Recently discovered in an old drawer in Dean Bowen’s childhood home was an early pre-kindergarten drawing he created around 1960. This almost frantic, expressionist drawing on old butcher’s paper depicted an archetypal house with spiralling smoke below a just visible sun and scribbled sky, so characteristic of early childhood artworks. What a thrill and how joyously amusing it was for the artist to discover this little treasure from the past!
Like an echo across time and now through the eyes of an adult, in The Home of Kindness Bowen revisits the theme of the home, along with other favourite themes inspired by everyday life and memories.
Exhibition opens: 2–5pm Saturday 25 May 2019