Touchstone Gallery | Sanah Brown-Bowers Bloodlines

By East City Art Editorial Team on December 4, 2023

Sat, December 9 2023 — Sun, January 7 2024

Bloodlines. Credit of Touchstone Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 9 from 4-7pm

Touchstone Foundation for the Arts presents the solo exhibition Bloodlines by Sanah Brown-Bowers.

Brown-Bowers’ artistic endeavors are an exploration of the concept of family. Her objective is to offer viewers an intimate glimpse into her own family’s joyous and everyday experiences. Skillfully fusing nostalgia with elements of realism and fantasy, the artworks conjure memories from the cartoons, cinematic references, and text used. Employing acrylic, oil, pray paints, paper collage, typography, assemblage art, LED lighting, film, video, and sound, she creates her “family altars.” These altars offer a contemplative space for viewers to connect with their own childhood recollections. Central to the concept of the family altar is the conviction that every life story carries significance, and the narratives of the living are equally deserving of being heard.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, December 9 from 4-7 pm. There will also be an artist talk on Saturday, January 6 at 3:00 pm.

This exhibition was selected from a TFA open call for exhibition proposals by DC-area artists juried by Allison Nance, Managing Director of The Nicholson Project and Tim Wright, Founder of Attucks Adams; museum educator & historian.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.