Speaking in Tongues
Artwork by Chase Bowman
August 20 – November 14, 2014
Bowman is a recent MFA graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design and a current Gabr Fellow traveling around the world. “I’ve always been volatile, inconsistent, and insecure. Because of this, I’ve never gotten the grasp of interacting with other people in accepted ways and struggle with maintaining my sense of my place in the world. Beginning at a very young age, I turned to comic books, adventure stories, and other forms of entertainment to help me navigate the complex ways that people engage one another.
Eventually, what started out as a crutch became my primary way of viewing the world: normally sad, boring, frightening or confusing situations could be turned into a grand adventure with a very definite sense of good and evil, morals to be upheld and injustice to be thwarted. Speaking in Tongues uses the backdrop and cultural memories of my native West Virginia to communicate the ways that I use colorful, cartoonish, and outlandish proxies to situate myself in my own life by turning the situations that have impacted me into stores that I can share with others.” States Bowman.
Wednesday August 20, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm
131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
Kim Webb, (614) 225-0990 ext. 1208
Myken Pullins, (614) 225-0980