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Bettina Clowney: Paintings, Sketches

First Friday February 3, 5-9 pm.

Artist Reception: Sunday, February 5, 1-4 pm.

Clearly interested in the relationship between abstraction and realism, Clowney's paintings collage together treasured elements from her home and reference drawings from her sketchbooks. She alters the scale and the sense of intimacy with familiar things and uses trompe l'oeil to rearrange space and objects into a new whole. In this exhibition, she also includes figurative work which is based on masculine and feminine archetypes, a recurrent theme for her over many years.

 Bettina Clowney is a painter based in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of  Tyler School of Art of Temple University. She has exhibited in local galleries and exhibitions, and her work has been collected nationally and internationally.