Per haec regitur et radii ad quadratum ex diametro scilicet dimidium
On view June 5 to July 16
There’s an allure to working in the parameters of that which is proven by laws and that which appears to defy structure the tangible intangibles, proof to theory, which is known and solely relies on faith. So when we speak of space, the universe, or the heavens, we rely on that which has been made available using an authority but has only the validity of the theory. But, on the other hand, there is that which governs, follows structure, and can be explained by (a) law(s).
I have always been interested in space divisions through proven structures found in plutonic, geometry, and other math theorems. Making this structure and infuse that cannot be harnessed creates a visual idiolect that expands the dialog of this dichotomy. There is that which we see and that which is beyond our ability to comprehend. This is a rather large field where there is much to be explored and questions to be posed.
About the Artist
Artist and educator Lee R. Cowan has been teaching at Utah Valley University since 1999 and has taught as an adjunct for Brigham Young University. In 2002, he opened Utah-based Cowan Gallery, giving voice to the conceptual and contemporary artist.
As an artist, he has exhibited throughout the west and has been the recipient of Best of Show awards and placed and Honorable mentions for his paintings, prints, and installations. Lee has guest lectured for UVU, BYU, FATE and has participated in several Artist Panels. Lee has served as Art Director for the documentary film ”Declaration, The Discovery of the William Stone Engraving.” He has served as a Juror several times for BYU and has curated and co-curated shows for the past 16 years.
Lee received his MFA from Brigham Young University for his thesis on 24 Hour Portraiture of the human experience through the interpretation of color. He also received his BFA from Art College School of Design, challenging the theorems of Dr. Max Luscher and color for psychological profiling.
Lee is interested in space divisions through proven structures found in plutonic, geometry, and other math theorems. Incorporating those structures with visual intangibles creates the dialog he likes to explore within his art.