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Reni Gower: GEOmatrix

Exhibiting: April 6 - 28, 2019
Presented by Peter Dykhuis

Reni Gower,  Flow 15 , 2016 22” x 22” pulped paper

Reni Gower, Flow 15, 2016 22” x 22” pulped paper

Inspired by sacred geometry, Gower’s artwork celebrates slow work made by hand, while it counters visual skimming and encourages quiet reflection. Recognizing geometric perfection as the matrix of humanity, her artwork embraces a shared artistic legacy fluid across diverse cultures through mindfulness and mutual respect. Viewer response worldwide has confirmed the prevalent yet profound spiritual and emotional qualities of color, light, and pattern central to Gower’s art.

About the Artist: In 2017, Reni Gower received SECAC’s (Southeastern College Art Conference) Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. In 2014, she received the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award, as well as distinguished teaching awards from Virginia Commonwealth University and VCUarts. Her art work is represented in many prestigious collections and has been exhibited at international and national venues for over 40 years. In addition to her painting practice, she curates award winning traveling exhibitions that include FABRICation, Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transliteration, and Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper. After 37 years, Professor Gower retired from Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2018. She holds a MFA from Syracuse University, a MA from University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Please note, there are no opening or closing receptions for this exhibition. Visit Hermes Saturdays and Sundays from noon-6pm.