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Kim Cadmus Owens
updated: 09/02/2009
website: www.kimcadmusowens.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Real
American Bank
Grand (Urban Developement Series)
Pawn (Urban Developement Series)
Leader (Urban Developement Series)
Urban Develement: Dallas Installation 1
Ambassador
Perfect
Infra Structure
Usadas
National
Gulf/Self Serve
Since
Pick Your Sides
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, diagrammatic, information, conceptual, technology, landscape, urban, language, text, systems
 
 
Real by Kim Cadmus Owens
Real
charcoal on velum
2009
24" x  36" 
American Bank by Kim Cadmus Owens
American Bank
charcoal on velum
2009
24" x  36" 
Grand (Urban Developement Series) by Kim Cadmus Owens
Grand (Urban Developement Series)
carbon and acrylic polymer on beveled wood panel
2007
30" x  24"  x 2" 
Pawn (Urban Developement Series) by Kim Cadmus Owens
Pawn (Urban Developement Series)
carbon and acrylic polymer on beveled wood panel
2007
30" x  24"  x 2" 
Leader (Urban Developement Series) by Kim Cadmus Owens
Leader (Urban Developement Series)
carbon and acrylic polymer on beveled wood panel
2007
30" x  24"  x 2" 
Urban Develement: Dallas Installation 1 by Kim Cadmus Owens
Urban Develement: Dallas Installation 1
chalk on sheetrock wall, three beveled wood panels with carbon and acrylic polymer
2007
Dimensions variable
Ambassador by Kim Cadmus Owens
Ambassador
charcoal on paper
2005
24" x  36" 
Perfect by Kim Cadmus Owens
Perfect
charcoal on paper
2007
24" x  36" 
Infra Structure by Kim Cadmus Owens
Infra Structure
charcoal and chalk on paper
2005
24" x  36" 
Usadas by Kim Cadmus Owens
Usadas
charcoal and acrylic on paper
2009
24" x  30" 
National by Kim Cadmus Owens
National
charcoal on paper
2003
24" x  36" 
Gulf/Self Serve by Kim Cadmus Owens
Gulf/Self Serve
charcoal on paper
2005
24" x  36" 
Since by Kim Cadmus Owens
Since
charcoal on paper
2003
24" x  36" 
Pick Your Sides by Kim Cadmus Owens
Pick Your Sides
charcoal on paper
2003
24" x  36" 

Artist Statement

In my work, I examine how digital technologies affect an individual’s perception ofand relationship to his or her physical environments and result in a sense of place. Specific environments and structures that I encounter stimulate questions surrounding issues covered by the media via satellite, internet, and even cellular phone.  We are all in a constant state of reconciling techno-mediated experiences with those that are corporeal in nature. Although cell phone signal loss, choked internet bandwidth, and digital broadcast disruptions are commonly perceived as daily nuisances, I see them as fodder for investigation into an increasingly complex and hyper-visual contemporary experience.

My working process turns the visual evidence of the disintegration in digital information into a formal language that acts as a connective fabric between experienced reality and a techno-mediated reality. Using computer software to convert and process imagery, I expose the encoding of the digital image to reveal inherent abstractions within it. The shapes, colors, and space result from a transformation of visual information into code. This digitally generated imagery is then juxtaposed with the painting and drawing process, an empirical process which enables me to viscerally reconcile seemingly disparate experiences directly.

Artist Bio / CV

Born and raised in Texas, Kim Cadmus Owens now lives and works in Dallas after having lived in New York, Baltimore, and San Francisco. She received her MFA in Painting from Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland, and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.

Selected exhibitions include: Visual Directions: Texas, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Drawing Upon Structure, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware; 17th Annual Critic’s Residency, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; Curator’s Choice 2002 WPA\C Exhibition, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.; Slippery Slopes, School 33, Baltimore, MD; Visual Transition, Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD; Assemblage Art Awards 1999, Irving Arts Center, Dallas, TX; Artists of the Continental Gin, Continental Lofts Gallery, Dallas, TX;