Anthony Bowers May 3 - June 30, 2019 The Delaware Contemporary
Taking two historically transformative practices of Western religion, confession and prayer, Bowers invites viewers to acknowledge fears and shortcomings, to vocalize hopes and dreams, and then ritually discard them into the warm embrace of a V-necked belly.
Recognizing the self-promotional feedback loop of social media as a common outlet for expression in contemporary culture, Anthony Bowers believes that art and collective reflection is the antidote and the conduit to filling the void left by the lacuna of social and cultural importance.
Using the notebook paper as an emblem for the potential of thought and the potential for obsolescence, Anthony Bowers reflects on ambiguity, aging, and the delimiting perspectives of individuality. Using notebook paper in a collective act, viewers are invited to toss their conceptual and actual trash into a commingling body, there by relieving themselves of the weight of their “HOPES & DREAMS” or “FEARS & FEELS.”