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Justin Bower

20100914023723-bower_01 LA TIMES Review  
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Justin Bower at Ace Gallery- Beverly Hills October 23rd, 2010 - January 29th, 2011
Posted 3/2/11

Scale is critical to Justin Bower's paintings. With roots in the painterly Abstract Expressionism of Willem de Kooning; superficial resemblance to the monstrous photographic self-portraits of Douglas Gordon, his head wrapped in cellophane tape; plus, traces of the electronic color of Ed Paschke's brand of Chicago Imagism and more, Bower's large canvases of isolated heads claim diverse parentage.Eight large and four smaller paintings at Ace show that, in this instance, bigger really is better. The... [more]


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