“Three Shades Revisited (Dante’s New Gates) is the title of this major work in the show “Global Textures” of American artist Jim Bowling AIR 2019.
“The work for this show reflects the daily “textures” I have experienced while in Rome. Incredible art, churches and cultural icons mix with daily decay and rebuilding; distinct sounds of multiple dialects and languages mingle into a chorus both dissonant and harmonious. The ancient is juxtaposed against the new in a manner that at once seems jarring and congruent. In this show, I attempt to translate my experience through textural surfaces and layers of color, using my own interpretation of putti-like figures as a narrative vehicle.”