2018 Annual Juried Competition
Dannielle Bowman’s work is engaged with ideas around time, history, landscape and visibility. She is particularly interested in how various landscapes have been used throughout history by certain people to gain power over others. In her work, she is asking questions about privilege and power gained through access to land and information. Her photos work to challenge the privileged histories passed down through selective telling of certain stories based on what information, people and places have been deemed important and what information, people and places have not.
Bowman is also interested in how land and earth derived materials are used by humans and show that use. Her photographs make connections between the materials that make up sculptures and monuments, the materials of the landscape and the land itself. It is an act of remembering the bigger picture – the sources of the objects and the reasons for their existence. She is drawing these connections by imaging landscapes, objects made of earthly materials and the earth itself, so that there is a constant maneuvering between source and outcome, material and object, past and present, human and land.
Dannielle Bowman was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA from The Cooper Union in 2011 and an MFA from The Yale School of Art in 2018. Her work is engaged with ideas around temporality, history and land and its relationship to people. Dannielle currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Artist’s website: http://danniellebowman.com/