Sanah Brown-Bowers: Bloodlines

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Sanah Brown-Bowers: Bloodlines

May 24 July 14, 2024 

Gibbs Street Gallery

Sanah Brown-Bowers is a self-taught artist whose work focuses primarily on portraits of the Black American experience. Sanah centers her nuclear family to tell stories of Black joy and nostalgic experiences from the 80’s that bind together pop art, fantasy and her whimsical mind. Her intricately detailed acrylic and oil paintings are often displayed within family altars she builds which function as shadowboxes and include found artifacts related to her subjects. Her paintings honor living relatives and legacies that have been lost through the stripping away of identity due to enslavement. Sanah Brown-Bowers uses symbolism to restore hope to a race of people whose history has been forgotten and needs restoration and affirmation.  

About the Artist

Sanah Brown- Bowers is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has received several awards and honors such as the 2023 Infiniti Arts collective winner, 1st place for the McKinney Black History Art Competition in February 2022.  In 2020, Sanah was selected for a solo show at the Bert Long Jr. Gallery at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. A proud native of Queens, New York, Sanah Brown-Bowers now resides in Baltimore, Maryland where she is currently working on her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art 

Image: Sanah Brown-Bowers, Mama Bear, 2022

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