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;