The Ohio-born, LA-based artist combines meticulous observation of the social world with a nuanced understanding of materials. Researching her work like an archivist and ethnographer, Bowers embeds herself in activist communities in order to understand their motives and missions in depth. As such, her work bears witness. Never rigid or doctrinaire, it seduces viewers into pondering difficult questions through exacting draftsmanship, engaging texture, vibrant color and/or choreographed light. “My politics shift and mutate. I’m always looking to push my education about power, justice, liberty and privilege,” says Bowers.