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"Domestic Bliss: Paintings by Bridgette Bogle"
2005-04-02 until 2005-04-30
Ohio Art League
Columbus, OH, USA United States of America

Bridgette Bogle was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1977, thirty years after the space aliens crashed there and caused such a ruckus.   She has lived in San Antonio, Texas, Rome, Italy, Glasgow, Scotland and Anchorage, Alaska.  Moving to Ohio in 2001, Bridgette was swallowed up in the institution known as the Ohio State University. She received her MFA in Painting in 2003. Bogle’s current paintings are large-scale watercolors based upon the ornamentation of disposable paper products such as paper towels, restaurant napkins, and bathroom tissue.

Her eye is drawn to the objects that escape our notice, distilling from them the beauty their makers engender into them. In a recent local exhibition, Bridgette expanded the scope of her work by painting the patterns of toilette paper onto one of the gallery walls; effectively creating a wallpaper to encapsulate her painting on paper. In the process of creating this installation she articulated a desire to build an environment to safely house the overlooked details of domestic bliss.

In the Ohio Art League gallery in April…

“The three main walls of the gallery will be transformed into Bogle’s interpretations of the patterns of some of her beloved paper products. These walls will be painted on directly. The remaining small wall (nearest the windows) will display one of Bridgette’s large watercolor details of the repeating patterned impressions of bathroom tissue. Part of her transformation will involve choices of pastel primary colors that will reference the insular, protective qualities found in many suburban homes of the mid-20th century.” – curator Francis Schanberger


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