Courtyard Series: Mike Bowen

October 28 - March 11, 2018

Anthem for an Old Tomorrow, a large-scale work created by Mike Bowen in 2010, will be the latest in a series of sculptural works on display during the winter months in the museum’s courtyard. Bowen, who holds an undergraduate degree from Marshall University and a graduate degree from the University of South Carolina, has exhibited his work in a number of juried and invitational shows. He teaches at both Shawnee State University and Marshall University.

Anthem for an Old Tomorrow uses futuristic architecture to represent the connections we make in our lives, and the efforts we make to maintain them,” Bowen says. “Each time the piece is exhibited it takes on new form as elements are added to the original piece. However, even as the new creation takes form, nature, time and the elements wear away and decay the surface, creating the need for constant attention and maintenance.”

Bowen maintains a studio at his home in Huntington with wife Allison, son Benjamen, and three dogs.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Courtyard  Series: Mike Bowen

Mike Bowen, Anthem for an Old Tomorrow, 2010. Wood, aluminum, automotive enamels. Image courtesy of the artist.