There's a spontaneity to live rock 'n' roll that isn't easy to translate to recording, let alone to canvas. But artist Sara Bowersock embodies that spirit with her Warhol and Lichtenstein inspired pop art, transforming the simplicity of hand-cut stencils, acrylic and spray paint into unrestrained, florid expressions of movement, heat and shadow.
Bowersock's skill is innate, primordial and thought provoking. Her themes are exhilaratingly archetypal, from crossroads-inspired visions of blues legends with hellhounds on their heels to hyper-literate visions of vintage noir. Her shows are celebrated; her distinctive style imitated (but never, ever duplicated). Most who see her work agree: Bowersock's talent simply sings.