"Unseen Lines" text detail (c) Dianne Bowen
Drawing is like taking a line out for a dance, sometimes it's a heavy metal slam dance, sometimes it's as structured as a waltz, and sometimes it's a virgina reel and I'm just switching hands and partners, pencil, paint, paper, film...

An artist's journey making sense of the world through art, language and conversation.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I've gone for a walk

November 25, 2014

In mulling through notes and photographs of the outdoor piece before heading over to do a little work I thought of calligraphy. Gestural language marks, extinct languages, pictographs, the way the light creates these forms naturally, moving across the surface. Natural Graffiti an inaudible language of transient mark making. Taking a photograph in October when the light is very dramatic, I caught an example of this thought aiming the camera up through the work. It takes on a vertical composition like Japanese or Chinese. I think of reaching towards the unknown for answers for conversation with the universe all around me.


It's me again

"wild is the air", 2014 (c) Dianne Bowen, detail current work in progress, East Village, NY

Monday, November 24, 2014

November 22, 2014 I had several of my cellular pieces included a show "The Right Amount of Wrong", curated by Lovina Purple at the ISE Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway, near Prince Street in Soho, New York. The show closes on December 19th so if you're in New York City I hope you can drop by. The most repeated quote at the opening I heard, "This is a really strong show, best I've seen in awhile including Chelsea". Not to be biased but I'd agree. Lovina did an fantastic job, all the work was really strong and as we spoke during the artists talk it became more clear the many ways the artists were conversing. From materials, concepts, color, technique the room was a lively conversation indeed.

"Cellular Secrets Popping Sound", 2012 (c) Dianne Bowen with associated note poem oils, pigments, china marker, light fast wax pencil pigment sticks on canvas

"Deep Sound II", 2012 (c) Dianne Bowen, pigments, oil, oil stick, china marker on canvas

"Red Is A Hunger", 2008, (c) Dianne Bowen, pigments, copper pigment, recycled tire treads, guitar wire, coriander seed, light fast pencils, cut outs archival pen on paper,associated poem; Red is a hunger, licks it's lips, curls a smile