Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sian Bowen, Artist

Sian Bowen, from “Gaze” series, 2007,
 palladium, silver and pigment on laser cut and pin pricked paper mounted in lightboxes.
“Dust has implications about time, about something that can both cover and be removed from a surface. It can transform our understanding an object or a space – and how it is located in time.”
Sîan Bowen – extract from interview with Tony Godfrey, August 2010
Dust on the Mirror is the title of a current international group exhibition in which I am taking part at Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham and which has been curated by Tony Godfrey and Neil Walker. Taking its title from the Bhagavad-Gita in which Krishna uses the metaphor of dust on the mirror to explain levels of spiritual consciousness, this exhibition brings together five artists from the eastern and western hemispheres.
Given the central role that the ephemeral is plays in my current project at the Rijksmuseum, the opportunity to participate in the exhibition and gain insight into how themes of transience have been explored by the other exhibiting artists, Donna Ong, Chris Cook, Susan Derges and Charwei Tsai, was very revealing.  Further information on the exhibition can be found  

Image and text source is Suspending the Ephemeral.  Link here

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