Katy Cowan, ‘CHAIN’, 2014, TWO x TWO

estimated retail value: $2,500

A desire to explore and expose notions of craft and material drives the recent work of Katy Cowan. In Chain, Cowan’s interest in an economy of everyday materials and processes is evidenced by her use of the sheet, chain, and sun (as participant in the act of painting).

A desire to explore and expose notions of craft and material drives the recent work of Katy Cowan. In Chain, Cowan’s interest in an economy of everyday materials and processes is evidenced by her use of the sheet, chain, and sun (as participant in the act of painting). The artist leaves the lower portion of the canvas undone, an indicator of the artist wrapping the cloth over the stretcher bars, which she compares to the mundane act of making a bed. In 2014, Cowan received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, and recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles; Green Gallery, Milwaukee; and LTD, Los Angeles. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at The Torrance Art Museum and Los Angeles Nomadic Division. Cowan lives and works in Los Angeles.

gallery website: www.cherryandmartin.com

Image rights: courtesy of the artist and cherry and martin, los angeles

About Katy Cowan

American, b. 1982, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows

2015
Cherry and Martin, 
Los Angeles,
2015
Cherry and Martin, 
Los Angeles,
2014
Cherry and Martin, 
Los Angeles,
Katy Cowan and Ross Iannatti

Group Shows

2016
Cherry and Martin, 
Los Angeles,
TOP HEAVY: Jennifer Boysen, Katy Cowan, Michael Rey