Opening reception: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 3-5 pm
Katy Cowan's new sculptures will begin in the gallery and spill out onto Lynden's grounds, where they will engage with the permanent collection. Cowan references the landscape in the subject and material of her indoor work--wildflowers, wood—and packs the molds of her outdoor bronzes with markers of domestic life and the human body, from ropes to noses. The pieces explore Cowan's persistent interest in the division--or, rather, lack of division--between work and leisure, discovery and boredom. She adopts language and materials that illuminate the complexities of labor, particularly the habits and activities that are--and produce--her "work." A catalogue will be published.
About the Artist
Katy Cowan (b. 1982 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) received her BFA at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and her MFA at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. This fall she will be included in the Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015, Cowan had her second solo exhibition at Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles. Cowan’s work was recently included in the cross-medium exhibition Condensed Matter Community organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Physical Sciences Laboratories. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Kate Werble (New York) and Green Gallery (Milwaukee). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at Cherry and Martin; The Poor Farm (Manawa, Wisconsin); The Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, California), and Los Angeles Nomadic Division. She lives and works in Milwaukee.