Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Artist Watch Feature at EIL

Andrea Kowch, Light Keepers, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 72"
© Andrea Kowch 2014

Please join me today at Escape Into Life, where I introduce in my Artist Watch column the work of Andrea Kowch, a much-lauded artist of inspired allegorical paintings, book illustrations, and works on paper.

A native of Michigan, Kowch is described as "a powerful voice emerging, demonstrating a highly sensitive consciousness that informs a culturally laced symbolism". At EIL, you'll find eight images of Kowch's narrative works, including that above, that draw on the contrasts and parallels of human experience and the natural world. Also included are an Artist Statement and biographical information.

Kowch's terrific work is on show this summer at ArtHamptons International Fine Art Fair, in New York, July 10-13. It may be seen in the exhibition "Get Real: New American Painting", at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida, beginning September 13, 2014. The latter spotlights eight American artists nationally selected to represent contemporary realist painting; it will continue through January 4, 2015.

Kowch is represented exclusively by RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York.

Andrea Kowch on FaceBookTwitter, and YouTube

Read "Magic Realism Painter Andrea Kowch: What the Wind Blew" (Interview), Combustus, September 13, 2013.