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Dave Bown
updated: 03/07/2010
website: www.davebown.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192, 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192 (Detail), 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 21: 168-252, Poland 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 24: 341-425, Poland 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 26: 459-543, Poland 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 31: 787-871, 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84, Lithuania 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84 (Detail), Lithuania 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 41: 787-955, 2006
Cipher Phi Oscillator 41: 787-955 (Detail), 2006
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, abstract, conceptual, science, systems, process
 
 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192, 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192, 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
50.6 " x  70.3 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192 (Detail), 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 38: 1108-1192 (Detail), 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
6.3 " x  4.2 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 21: 168-252, Poland 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 21: 168-252, Poland 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
40.6 " x  59.4 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 24: 341-425, Poland 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 24: 341-425, Poland 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
54.9 " x  57.9 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 26: 459-543, Poland 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 26: 459-543, Poland 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
39.8 " x  53.1 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 31: 787-871, 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 31: 787-871, 2006
Vinyl, tape, ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
52.8 " x  87.2 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84, Lithuania 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84, Lithuania 2006
Ink on paper and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
7.5 " x  19.1 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84 (Detail), Lithuania 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 18: 0-84 (Detail), Lithuania 2006
Ink on paper and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
1.4 " x  2.2 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 41: 787-955, 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 41: 787-955, 2006
Ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
12.4 " x  28.2 " 
Cipher Phi Oscillator 41: 787-955 (Detail), 2006 by Dave Bown
Cipher Phi Oscillator 41: 787-955 (Detail), 2006
Ink and pencil on graph paper
© 2009 Dave Bown / ARS, New York
1.6 " x  2.4 " 

Artist Statement

 

Chaos

"The property that characterizes a dynamical system in which most orbits exhibit sensitive dependence; full chaos."

Lorenz, Edward N. The Essence of Chaos. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1993.

 

Oscillators

A sequence of coordinates derived from Phi are plotted according to an unique algorithm that Bown wrote. Line and shape color is governed by another algorithm. Shape dimensions are formed by implementing another recursive computational procedure. Bown renders his line and shape maps without the aid of a computer or scientific calculator.

 

Color

The work of Dave Bown is harmonious and balanced according to a color palette based on the Phi Color Theorem, a color theory independently discovered by Bown, based on the Fibonacci progression of numbers.

Artist Bio / CV

 

1978

American


Residencies

2006

Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania   


Collections
Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Merck, Albany, Georgia
ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany


Research Projects
2006

Lithuania and Poland (May-July)
2005

Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and Poland (February-March)


Group Exhibitions
2007

The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe
Apexart, New York, New York

Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit
James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York

LREI Art Auction, Art for Kid's Sake
LREI, New York, New York

2006

NIght of 1,000 Drawings
Artists Space, New York, New York

On 40 at 40 (Curator: Judith Tannenbaum)
Grinshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, Massachusetts

27th Annual LREI Art Auction
I-20 Gallery, New York, New York

Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Benefit
Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., New York, New York

2005

Capturing Utopia
Fournos Centre for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece

6th Annual Will's Creek Survey (Curator: Kristen Hileman)
Saville Gallery, Cumberland, Maryland

New Art Benefit Auction
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

16th National Exhibition (Curator: Robert Rosenblum)
Viridian Artists, New York, New York

2004

6th Annual Guild Hall Exhibition (Judge: Tracy Bashkoff)
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York

5th Annual National Exhibition (Curator: Margaret Thatcher)
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

2003

ANA 32 (Curator: Richard Notkin)
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

6th Annual National Prize Show (Curator: Marc Pachter)
Kathryn Schultz gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Artists Among Us
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

6th Annual Festival of the Dhow Countries
Stone Town Cultural Center, Zanzibar

18th Annual International Exhibition (Curator: Mark Williams)
University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas

2002

October International (Curator: Amy Cappellazzo)
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida


Bibliography
Zevitas, Steven T. New American Paintings. Boston: The Open Studios Press, 2004, Book #52. (Curator: Carrie Przybilla)


Education
2003

BFA, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah