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Published: Fri March 31, 2006
By: Straight Dope in Art > Paintings
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On Fri May 19, 2006, Bowersock Gallery wrote:

Abstract Thoughts at Bowersock Gallery


Event: May 26, 2006 From 7pm to 10pm show run through June 13th.
Where: Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Contact: Steve Bowersock 1-508-487-4994

The Bowersock Gallery presents Abstract Thoughts, a one-woman show featuring the work of New Hampshire seacoast artist Rose Umerlik. The exhibition, featuring over a dozen of Umerlik latest works, will open with a reception, May 26, 2006 from 7 to 10pm at the Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial St.  The show runs through June 13th.

Rose is like one of those movies stars you hear about who work for years at there craft to become an overnight success. She is a success, but there nothing overnight about it, says gallery owner Steve Bowersock. Rose has worked tirelessly for years, refusing to exhibit her work till she reached a point of personal satisfaction. The results are some of the most individual, and exciting work among emerging artist in the art rich region she works in, and a true national talent.

A graduate of Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, the 30 year old creates gusty abstract work, tinged with organic shapes. Her oils include Xerox lithography used as a collage element. Umerlik work is marked by a fearlessness and mastery of color, and an instinct for balance, but more importantly a personal language that hits a cord with others.

Abstract work is generally less personal, perhaps colder than other forms. Not so with Rose. Her work is always exciting, and moving. There are times she offers a respite, a place of peace, and others when it is rousing like a full-bodied aria. I think the hardest thing to understand is that this mature work is being created by such a young hand.¯

Bowersock will also exhibit the work of more than a dozen stable artists in its salon studio, throughout its 11 seasonal exhibitions. The work will consist of oils, watercolor, collage, multi-media, blown glass, and pottery, and clay, bronze and mache sculpture, running the gambit of styles. Bowersock represents artist from throughout the New Hampshire, Maine seacoast area, a historically art rich community.  For a virtual peruse of the gallery and talent check out the Bowersock website at

We have maintained last year’s collection of artists, and added a few new ones found during our exhaustive hunts during the winter downtime. I think the reputation we gained our first year out, for art of quality and vision will not only be upheld this year, but enhanced, says Bowersock. With Rose, start off with a bang, and we won’t be letting up.

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