Installation artist D’Andrea Bowie explores the materials made available by her environment, creating physical, contemplative artworks that use a wide variety of unconventional means. Many of D’Andrea’s works have an iconographic feeling to them, both in construction and the way they are installed.
I like the way that D’Andrea uses a mix of readymade objects and raw materials in her artworks. Often the objects that she chooses seem to have highly personal reference points, calling back to themes of family and education. Her recent work when I forgot to breathe uses the concept of a potato clock to explore the raw materials that are available to us, and the ways that they can be elevated to new meanings through use and placement.
D’andrea also creates performance works, sometimes using the performance space to work with physical materials, and other times creating performative works using video and sound technology. Many of the artist’s performance works are directly influenced by important works in recent art history.