Canadian Sculptures' Society

R.Bruce Flowers

Artist Statement:
Clay's nature relates best to small forms and to a great sensitivity in the handling of the surfaces. These qualities attracted me as I'm most interested in the expression of intimate themes such as serenity, acceptance and the gentle communication that can exist between two people. It is important to show the gentle and romantic side of men. For years, militants have categorized men in general as violent and abusive. There has been little in the way of a moderating voice in the visual arts to balance this view. This I've tried to do in my sculptures. These are nurturing expressions.

Education
1984 MFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1972 Dip / Education, U of Western Ontario
1970 BA Fine Arts, University of Guelph

Solo Exhibitions
2006 R. Bruce Flowers, Rainbow Cinemas Market Square,Toronto,
2006 Clay PRIDE!: OISE, Univ. of Toronto
2005 Clay PRIDE!: National Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
2004 Lovers, Rainbow Cinemas Market Square, Toronto
2003 Hard Bodies, Woodstock Art Gallery
2002 Intimacies 2, Spencer Gallery, U of Western Ontario, London

Selected Group
2007 Go Figure, Pat Gibson and Bruce Flowers, Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre
2007 Invitational 2007 Juried Art Exhibit: Gallery in the Grove (Bright's Grove)
2007 The Kinsey Institute 2007 Juried Art Show, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction (Univ. of Indiana,Bloomington, IN)
2006 Muse of Fire: Charlie Cummings Clay Gallery and Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
2006 Ontario Figurative Sculptors, Rainbow Cinemas Market Square Gallery, Toronto
2006 15th Annual Pride Exhibit. The Arts Project, London
2005 Eartbound II, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2004 New Members, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2004 13th Annual PRIDE Art Exhibit, The Arts Project, London ON

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

website: http://www.rbruceflowers.com

Media: Clay

SSC Member Since: 2004