Cruising Arcadia: New Works by Marcus Bowcott

 

Frontier / oil on canvas / 24″ x 24″ / 2012

Vanguard / oil on canvas / 24″ x 24″ / 2012

 

The Young Romantics / oil on canvas / 24″ x 24″ / 2012

In Search of the Sublime / oil on canvas / 40″ x 50″ / 2011

 

As summer comes to a close and the Winnebago Warriors return to their roosts, reflection on yet another season of wilderness heroics hovers amongst the humdrum of business re-begun… And it is at this timely moment that we welcome an exhibition of new works by Marcus Bowcott: Cruising Arcadia

 Inspired by dissonance in the juxtaposition of the idyllic and the banal as well as an ongoing contemplation of landscape in visual culture and art history this well established Vancouver artist has spent the summer in studio (and out camping) continuing a series of meditations on the manner of our imaginative engagement with the great outdoors. At times simply painting the RVs he sees and in others replacing their graphics with historical art works or images from his vast collection of post cards and nature photos, stroke by stroke Bowcott explores of the automotive age’s unique interactions with nature in the context of over 200 years of visual history.

The intersections of industry and nature, art and economy, beauty and abstraction, have long been themes in Marcus’ work, but never before with the Winnebago twist of this exhibition.  So be sure to check it out!  It runs from September 7 to October 4 with a reception on September 13th, 7~9 pm.

About The Artist

Schooled at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and the Royal College of Art in London, England, this Vancouver born and raised artist has exhibited across Canada and around the world including solo exhibitions at the Richmond Art Gallery, The Evergreen Cultural Centre and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.  Having enjoyed reviews in most of Canada’s premiere art journals Marcus Bowcott’s works appear in numerous public and private collections including: The Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank, Washington Marine Group, Toronto Dominion Bank and many more.  Residing with his family in the District of North Vancouver Bowcott currently holds a teaching position at Capilano University.