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Dianne Bowen
NY, NY
Neighborhood: Boerum Hill



ARTIST STATEMENT: A Line, the simplest and most complicated marks, the earliest marks made by humans in a cave. Fragility, language and connection are my main focus. Exploring materials through process, a conversation begins; my hand reacts to the surface. The works are based on initial translations of ambient sounds into forms of language and codes resulting in visual poems. We live in a high tech world on information overload, virtual connection and instant gratification with little or no barrier. I dig into the surface exploring the process of listening, how and what we hear. As I work, I exist on these multiple planes; the line, sound and my body's movement are in sync. Drawn and pinned lines operate as both micro and macro references to topographic and internal spaces. Individual or in varied patterns they mimic natural found routes instilling the presence of life overlooked quietly in progress through philosophic and scientific reflections. They are systems of flow like water or rings in trees documenting an inaudible history. Lines wind and swirl connecting line to line appearing and disappearing within contemplative chaotic spaces of rotation and anarchy. Drawing concentric swirls, the lines in my work connect us both internally within the depths of the body, like folds in skin and muscle tissue or externally to the very sub particles of creation. Incorporating video into the spiral series, I record the process live. The pencil against the surface begins to sing and converse with my hands motion. In this I release the voice of the line itself into the environment. Through the process of mark making I respond to the surface materials and environment using drawing, mixed media, installation, photography and short video. I wanted to give you something, like a note in a drawer, a memory to keep with you for when you need it, a whisper in your ear, I’m listening. – Dianne Bowen
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  • Wide Open
    2011
    wax pencils, pigments, pigment sticks, oil on canvas   10' x 16'

  • Live Wire
    2011
    wax pencils, pigment stick, pigements on mylar   21" x 34"

  • So That You Would Hear Me
    2009
    pins, ogura paper, archival pen, graphite, tape oil stick on canvas   48" x 48"
    original code poems woven through the work

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as it sat I test time
    2009
    list available   variable- site specific, Chashama Lobby NYC, NY
    1900 dress pins, plastic safety cone, masking tape, 4 table top magnifying glasses, handmade ogura paper, canvas panel, mylar sheets, china marker, graphite, archival pen, cut outs, code poem print ou

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as it sat I test time, detail text 1
    2009
    list available   variable
    detail of text with original code poem seen under magnifying glass

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as sat I test time detail text 2
    2009
    list available   variable
    original code poem as seen under magnifying glass

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as sat I test time
    2009
    list available   variable
    full view with child peeking in the window

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as sat I test time detail floor section 1
    2009
    list available   variable
    detail of floor panels

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as sat I test time detail staples
    2009
    list available   varied
    detail of used and found copper and steel staples arranged on the window sill with mylar cut outs

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as sat I test time detail floor cut outs
    2009
    list available   varied

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as sat I test time detail window drawing
    2009
    list available   varied
    acid free tape, pins, wax pencil drawing on clear mylar in one window

  • Unseen Lines Seek Shelter; as sat I test time detail ogura paper
    2009
    list available   varied
    detail of ogura paper panel with pins suspended with tape

  • Locating Silent Frequency I
    2009
    folds, perferations, pins on canvas mounted on artist board   18" x 24"

  • Web Search
    2009
    acid free tape, graphite, wax, pins,arhival pen ogura paper panels on hand made cotton fiber paper   31" x 22"
    original code poems throughout work

  • Lines Seek Shelter
    2009
    archival pen, graphite, wax pencil, acid free tape on paper   22" x 31"
    original code poem throughout

  • Lines of Communication (black)
    2008
    archival pen, graphite and wax pencils, pigment sticks, pigment, guitar wire, egg shell, see, steel coil on paper   38" x 50"
 








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