This will be Bowen’s fifth one person show at the gallery. Incorporating rusted wood, parts from former fish houses in Provincetown, painted wood and more, Bowen infuses his work with a timelessness that transcends trends. Born in Wales, and having lived for 30 years in Provincetown, Bowen has an essential core that is always connected to the sea and the life and the lore that surrounds it. Much of the material used in his sculptures from the washed ashore debris - planks, crates, other artifacts - that one finds along the beach. He makes his home in Vermont these days, but continues to come to Provincetown to teach and to find resources and inspiration by the sea.
A recipient of a Gottlieb Foundation Grant, and numerous others, he was a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center from 1977-79. His work is in the collection of many private and public collections including The Guggenheim Museum in New York and The MFA in Boston.