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Big Energy by Alexandra Bowman

Big Energy by Alexandra Bowman

When: Friday, March 6, 2020, to Monday, April 20, 2020 (extended through June)

Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, from 6-9 pm

View and purchase the pieces here

Rare Device is pleased to announce our latest gallery exhibition, Big Energy, which is a collection of work by artist Alexandra Bowman focusing on the female figure taking up space.


Alexandra’s art practice focuses on ways to celebrate women of color, friendships, and diversity. Visually, her work uses scale as a metaphor for the importance of female stories and contains a dynamic balance of graphic design and painterly elements. She is inspired by body language and Renaissance-era paintings. Her works reimagine classical poses of delicate and petite women by exaggerating the scale of these figures so that they demand attention.


About the artist:

Alexandra Bowman is an Oakland based illustrator, painter and designer. The California native graduated with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago before moving back to the golden state in 2014. You can find her work in publications such as The New York Times, Eater, The Guardian, and John Hopkins Magazine. She has illustrated for organizations such as The National Institute of Reproductive Health and the ACLU; her work has also been exhibited at universities and galleries across the US.

Join Alexandra and the Rare Device staff on Friday evening, March 6 at Rare Device Flagship at 600 Divisadero Street from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for the opening reception. The show will be on display from Friday, March 6, 2020, through Monday, Monday, April 20, 2020.

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