I have been drawn to the modernist idiom all my life. Incorporating its language by using various industrial forms and structures such as the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster, motorcycle racetracks, display stands, and currently the Eames fiberglass shell chair. This body of work utilizes found/collected objects, transforming them into another form and life. Contained in these objects is an implied utopic future that was promised, but has come to pass: while it's idealism still beckons.
I reconfigure my sources by building additions, or attachments which are biomorphic in nature. Precision cuts, re-assembling, joining multiple pieces together reinterprets and breaths new life into the Eames icon: a seemingly perfect form. It is at once an homage, and an act of destruction, making unique a mass produced item.
- Bruce Dow
Dow's "Gang of Four" sculpture will be featured alongside the gallery's September exhibitions.