In this body of work I use a mostly generic form of “house” or “building” while attempting to ask what happens when common human needs such as shelter, protection, stability and camaraderie become unavailable. Is it only then that we realize their crucial value?
“The inhabitants appear to have abandoned the evocatively weathered houses and other structures William Bowser builds from ceramics. One is tilted sideways and sinking like a capsized ship, while “Benefits of Isolation” is a prisonlike tower that looks like a model of a relic from a vanished civilization. The artist also is showing handsome two-part drawing-paintings that combine geometric renderings, cave paintings and scary monsters.”
Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, June 11, 2021