December 29, 2020 – January 30, 2021

Curated by Rita Baragona, Monica Bernier and Robert Braczyk

Online exhibition at :
Virtual installation at

Bowery Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by twelve Bowery Gallery artists. Comprising three works by each artist, the artists engage in a search for compositional structure generated by the problem of observing nature’s complexity and bringing order into their work.

Like artists throughout history they use conceptual devices to communicate the structure they observed to their audience. Abstract or mathematical concepts such as Euclidian geometry, the golden section and or, more recently ideas like chaos theory and fractal order are a means to this end. As useful as such systems are however, rarely do these artists employ them without a significant measure of intuition.

We all sense a force behind the workings of nature. How do they as artists use mathematical abstractions to get at what we all sense? By reaching far down into the process of understanding nature while making their art, each of the participants in this show believes that they can approach truth and therefore, beauty.

The artists of “Deep Design” are: Martha Armstrong, Rita Baragona, Monica Bernier, Robert Braczyk, Colleen Franca, Dorothy Frey, John Goodrich, Janet Gorzegno, Adrianne Lobel, Nagib Nahas, Iris Osterman and Esme Thompson. Below are a selection of works from the show.

Martha Armstrong, June Morning, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 17″, 2020

Rita Baragona, Tumbling Cadence LBI, Watercolor on Arches paper, 10.5”x17”, 2020

Monica Bernier, Three Trees, Gouache on Arches Paper, 34 x 47″, 2016

Robert Braczyk, Pile , Maple, 18 x 5 x 6″, 2020

Colleen Franca, Summer, Oil on Canvas, 11 x 14″, 2020

Dorothy Frey, Apex, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20″, 2020

John Goodrich, Dining Room, Oil on Board, 16 x 12″, 2019

Janet Gorzegno, Awakening, Gouache on paper, 18 x 13.75″, 2018

Adrianne Lobel, Summer Study 2, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20″, 2020

Nagib Nahas, Lexington Avenue, Oil on Canvas, 32 x 40″, 2020

Iris Osterman, Waterfall, Oil and Graphite on Canvas, 44″ x 60, 2020

Esme Thompson, Arnhem II, Acrylic on Metal, Two 12 x 12” Metal Panels, 2019

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