- David Bowen: on water
- Presented By: Rochester Art Center
- Dates: February 24, 2021 - June 6, 2021
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Address: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
- Phone: (507) 282-8629
- Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Price: $5 General Admission, Free for members and ages 21 & under
David Bowen: on water
February 24 – June 6, 2021
Burton & Judy Onofrio Galleries
David Bowen is a studio artist and educator whose work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Bowen’s work is concerned with aesthetics that result from interactive, reactive and generative processes as they relate to intersections between natural and mechanical systems. He is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture and Physical Computing at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Using intersections between natural and mechanical systems, David Bowen produces unique relationships within his sculpture and installation. With robotics, custom software, sensors, tele-presence and data, he constructs devices and situations that are set in motion to interface with the physical and virtual world. The devices he constructs often play both the roles of observer and creator, providing limited and mechanical perspectives of dynamic situations and living systems. These devices and situations create a dissonance that leads to an incalculable changeable situation resulting in unpredictable outcomes. The phenomenological outputs are collaborations between the natural form or function, the mechanism and the artist.