Katy Cowan


sun-sensitive paint on cotton, poplar frame
86 x 25 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

In much of her work, Katy Cowan is interested in exposing the back-and-forth between thought and material that occurs during the creation of the work. She often uses sun-sensitive photographic paint because it “catalogues each brush, spray, or spill mark.” In this vertical work, two large bands are painted and scraped across the canvas. The light of the sun has subtly altered the paint, in a collaboration set up by the artist, and Cowan’s actions and other external forces are now merged in a tightly composed, abstract work. Cowan’s work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at galleries throughout the US.

estimated retail value: $6,500
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