Brooklyn-based artist Ben Cowan chats about his process for creating and his inspiration for "Gates," exhibiting now in the Gallery at W83.
The talk is free, but we'd appreciate an RSVP! (See link below)
In his series "Gates," Ben Cowan paints familiar landscapes that invite us to explore what is beyond plain sight. His intimate paintings juxtapose the natural with the constructed and invite us to consider all of the forces at work in their creation. His paintings hint at a lively narrative, of unseen hands that created, planted, and cultivated the verdant growth evident in each scene. Cowan’s work solicits our attention, beckons us forward, yet limits our view to within its borders, asking us to pause and contemplate the crossing of the threshold.