Sharon Dowell artist

 

Artist’s Statement

I view my work as shots of moments in my life, those times when there is activity all around me, yet I feel still. I see the beauty of that instant. I concentrated on capturing that moment.

I do not view my work as stark images or objects, but as an amalgamation of hues and shapes that may change at any second, mimicking life itself. I explore the construct of texture, and how it fades my subject to memory or an emotion. I enjoy the subtlety of overlaying images and complex sensations. A layer may represent looking down on a vast cityscape, or even just a feeling expressed in the markings of the paint. The moving of shapes becomes an intellectual voyage as I articulate impressions of my environment.

Sharon Dowell graduated with a BFA from UNC Charlotte, where she concentrated in the areas of illustration and painting. Sharon has exhibited in the Southeast, L.A., and New York City and has works in the collections of Fidelity Investments, Duke Energy, and The Federal Reserve Bank, among others. She is also an independent curator.

 

 

Public Art
CATS Transit commission, 25th St Station, light rail, Charlotte, NC, 2011


What Color Is Your Memory? portrait project of Charlotteans, Charlotte, NC 2011


Bull City Connector bus line commission, Durham, NC, 2010


CATS Transit commission, TPSS/signal houses, light rail, Charlotte, NC, 2009

 

Arts and Science Council public mural commission, Central Avenue, City of Charlotte, 2008

 

Residencies
David and Julia White Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, 2013
Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, April 2012


McColl Center for Visual Art, Summer Affiliate, Charlotte, NC, April-Sept 2011


NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland, July 2010

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013
Sharon Dowell: Against The Tide, Water Works, Salisbury, NC
2011
Urbanscapes, Adler Gallery, Asheville, NC
Shift, Dialect Design, Charlotte, NC
Thank You Universe, Plaza Muse, Charlotte, NC
2010
Pendulum, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Sharon Dowell: Substrata,  Duke University, Louise Brown Gallery
2002
Swing, Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

Selected Exhibitions
2013
Forged Landscapes: Sharon Dowell + Ahmad Sabha, Ross Gallery-CPCC, Charlotte
12″ x 12″ Show, Gallery Seventeen, Greenville, SC
Grand Opening Exhibition,Gallery Seventeen, Greenville, SC
2012
In & Out, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
New Works, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Studio 12, McColl Center forVisual Art, Charlotte, NC
Petit Et Local, Dialect Design, Charlotte, NC
reCOLLection, Mona Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Beauty (Sharon Dowell, Martha Whitfield, Molly Wilbanks, Heather Freeman, Shane Agostinelli, and Mary Tuma), Women Centered Art Center, Charlotte, NC
The Green Shadow, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
Momentum: Charlotte Artery, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Small Works, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Group Show, Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
North Carolina Museum of Art Auction, Raleigh, NC
Transfusion: Charlotte Artery, Charlotte, NC
3D, Culture Initiative Pop Up Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2010
Tram Bui, Sharon Dowell, & Francisco Mora, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
Kantry Days, NES, Skagastrond, Iceland
CrashSharon Dowell, Sean Richards, & Derek Toomes, Flanders Art, Raleigh, NC
Converging Trajectories, Modified Arts, Curator: Ted Decker, Phoenix, AZ
30 Small Works, Gallery Up, Rock Hill, SC
Charlotte Artery Winter Show, Charlotte, NC
Ten, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Winter Show, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC
Summer Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2009
KiptonART silent auction, Friends of the Arts Benefit, Christies New York
The Boom Collective, Helac & Wirth, New York, NY
City/Country, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Structurally Sound, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
2008
Elements: Sharon Dowell & Susan Poindexter, Thomas Deans Gallery, Atlanta
Winter Show, Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC
New Artist Preview, Flanders Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Structures, The Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, NC
Seen & Unseen: Sharon Dowell & Patrick Glover, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC

ETC....


 

Historical and Contemporary Art Gallery, Atlanta Georgia

 

690 Miami Circle NE, Ste 905, Atlanta, GA 30324    Tel: 404 814-1811                                                                            

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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