Maybe they had an urgent call

Devonshire Collective, Eastbourne, 2022

Touring Show in partnership with Exeter Phoenix, supported by Arts Council England

The exhibition’s title speculates on the motives of two men, encountered once while visiting a classic car show, who abruptly left their café table when the artist began breastfeeding her child. Bowman’s photographs, taken on the same day, act as a departure point for engagement with her interest in the fallibility of the body and its vulnerability to chance, accident and collision. A table-top sculpture becomes an arena for Bowman’s ceramic sculptures; an attempt to restage, replay and understand past events in a diorama of ceramic, pregnant car bodies.