My name is Clare Judith Lubell (formerly Bowers).  I'm an artist currently living and working in Oslo, Norway. I'm attracted to chance occurrences, especially beauty that appears as an unintended consequence of some unrelated, intentional process.  My work incorporates layers of geometric shapes and patterns that interact in ways both planned and improvised.  

My goal is to allow patterns and structures to emerge and evolve as I work, allowing room for uncertainty, rather than attempting to impose order and meaning.  Through my work I aim to find beauty in the seemingly chaotic, to illustrate the various tensions that exist in the relationship between structure and uncertainty, and to express my awe for the complex and subtle order of the natural world.

 

Residencies:

Textílsetur Íslands / The Icelandic Textile Center - Artist residency, Blönduós, Iceland - August 2017

Nytomta vävstuga - weaving studio residency, Arvika, Sweden - August 2016

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2017

Handgerdir Minjagripir

Textílsetur Íslands, Blönduós, Iceland

Group exhibition with Caryn Aasnes, Deb K WIlliams, Helena Schlichting, Isabel Fuglsang, Marina Sach, and Rosa Smits

2016

Den Røde Tråden

Grünerløkka Bibliotek, Oslo, Norway

Modern, creative approaches to traditional textile crafts.  Group exhibition with Ida Hagen, Hilde Marie Hundsnes, and Linn Markstein

 

Fiber Fortellinger/Fiber Stories

Is It So Collective, Oslo, Norway

Group exhibition with Ida Hagen, Hilde Marie Hundsnes, and Linn Markstein

 

2014

The Fabric of Space: Geometry as Muse

a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group show with Victoria Wagner, Gina Borg, Rachel Duvall, and Ali Swearingen

 

2013

Land & Sky

Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibition

 

Thinking Like the Universe

Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA

Group exhibition curated by Aimee Friberg with Miguel Arzabe, Miya Ando, Fritz Chesnut, Randy Colosky, Bryan de Roo, Lauren Douglas, Alan Firestone, Llewelyn Fletcher, Treasure Frey, Sarah Jane Lapp, Terri Loewenthal, Rebecca Najdowski, Tahiti Pehrson, Jesse Schlesinger, Adam Sorensen, Andy Vogt and Lena Wolff

 

2012

Bright Courage

Flying Goat, Healdsburg, CA

Solo Exhibition

 

2011

All Together Now

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Group exhibition curated by Adrienne Miller with Laura Baisden, Kelly Bonadies, Will Bryant, Andrew Burkitt, Chris Cheney, Gregory Scott Cook, Ann Flowers, Tate Foley, Alyson Fox, Chad Kouri, Bryce McCloud, Michelle Ramin, Stacey Reason, Sonnenzimmer, Brad Vetter, Betsy Walton, Lindsey Warren, and Lulu Wolf

 

2010

Bound By A Common Geography

Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

New work by Alison Kendall and Clare Judith Bowers

 

2009

Impromptu

Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group exhibition with Marie d'Abreo, Alison Kendall, Michele King, Aondrea Maynard and Tessa Merrie

 

Tangible Intangibles

Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group exhibition with Patter Hellstrom, Kevin Pincus, Charles Keatts and Atticus Wolrab

 

2008

Space for Everything

Wall of Sound, Seattle, WA

Solo Exhibition

 

Sweet’n’Low

Canteen Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Group exhibition with Lindsay Campbell, Guen Douglas, Duane Hosein, Jennilee Murray, Hsinping Pan, Pierre Richardson and Mel Stringer

 

2007

Cash and Carry

Issues, Oakland, CA

Solo Exhibition

 

BIG BULLY

20Twenty, Seattle, WA

Group exhibition with Leif Anderson, Anna Barker, Derek Bourcier, Jesse Brown, Chris Crites, Julia Gualtieri, Aaron Hilst, Jane Johnson, Joel Leshefka, Charlie Schuck and Sarah Sandman

 

2006

Mega Mega Fun Friends

The Drug Store, San Francisco, CA

New Work by Atticus Wolrab and Clare Judith Bowers