Collages on Paper by Eva Bovenzi
date. January 21 thru February 25
opening. Saturday. January 21. 3 - 5 pm
Complementing Eva Bovenzi’s solo show in March of 2022, we are showing three of her large-scale collages made with acrylic paint on Yupo paper. Bovenzi has long spent summers in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southern Colorado, forty miles from the New Mexico border. She travels frequently to Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, Gallup and the tribal lands of Northern New Mexico, to look at traditional indigenous art and attend Native American ceremonial dances and pow wows. She writes, “I’m captivated by the boldness and beauty of the indigenous art of that region: Hopi masks and kachina figures, Pueblo pottery, Navajo blankets, Zuni silver work. It’s all a perfect expression of the vastness of the Southwestern sky and desert, and the undeniable spiritual presence of the landscape.”
Bovenzi considers the three collages on display as “playful improvisations on some of the motifs of Native American art of the Southwest and of the desert landscape itself—bold geometry, Navajo stripes, sunset skies, and cactus spines.”
Eva Bovenzi received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland. She has exhibited her work locally at the Oakland Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, Kala Institute, David Cunningham Projects, the Graduate Theological Union, the Berkeley Art Center, Bedford Gallery, Transmission Gallery, and Toomey Tourell Fine Arts, among others. Nationally, she has shown at the Phoenix Museum of Art, the ICPNY in New York City, Michael Warren Contemporary /Denver, the Jancar Gallery/Los Angeles, the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Seattle Museum Gallery, among others. Internationally, she has exhibited in the the 5th Annual Biennial of Painting in Cuenca, Ecuador, and the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy.