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July 2011

Studio PS in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Octavious “Cookie” Dowling

Studio PS in Charleston, SC, is presenting the exhibit, The Heart of a Man Behind the Work, featuring works by Charlestonian Octavious “Cookie” Dowling, focused on Philip Simmons, on view through July 12, 2011.

Dowling began drawing as a young child. At an early age, he received the gift to be able to draw any image that he viewed. As an adult, he explored and developed his interest in expressing his artistic abilities utilizing various mediums. His main instruments are graphite and pen, chalk, pastel chalk, and acrylics.

Dowling’s interests in Philip Simmons’ work is influenced by his love of his native home, Charleston, and his respect and appreciation for the genius and integrity of Simmons’ work; a true artisan. Dowling is also a brick mason and has practiced this craft for over 30 years. Finally, as most who appreciate ironwork will attest; bricks and iron make a “perfect couple”. Dowling’s work will surely inspire and enlighten.

The exhibit was curated by Dr. Ade Ofunniyin and Dr. Deborah Johnson-Simon.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call Studio PS at 843/727-4777.


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