KATIE BOWDERY

'untitled: touch me' // 'untitled: installation'

'Untitled: Touch Me’ (2018) Installation View: wood, canvas, cloth, spray paint, thread, string, henna, brusho, acrylic, emulsion, plastic materials, perspex, gesso, polystyrene balls, plastic sheet, paper, string, nails and glass.

 ‘Untitled: Installation’ 2018 (above) Installation View: canvas, plastic sheets, paper, wood, nails, spray paint, gesso, acrylic, thread. Works from “Controlled Chance” (bottom left and top right spray paint on paper).  “Frame and Canvas” (Left 2 canvas frames and wooden structure, middle sculpture and bottom right canvas).   “Untitled: Clear” (back right ‘plastic sheet’).

‘Untitled: Installation’ 2018 (above) Installation View: canvas, plastic sheets, paper, wood, nails, spray paint, gesso, acrylic, thread.
Works from “Controlled Chance” (bottom left and top right spray paint on paper). 
“Frame and Canvas” (Left 2 canvas frames and wooden structure, middle sculpture and bottom right canvas). 
 “Untitled: Clear” (back right ‘plastic sheet’).

This practise explores the fragile tactility of appropriated materials and communication between each piece through gesturally marked colour. The work is a collection of humble everyday materials chosen for their physical qualities, which are explored and manipulated to form site responsive installations. Each piece is reliant on the work around it to highlight the texturally exciting surface; creating quieter, more detailed moments in a vastly dynamic installation. 


Katie Bowdery has exhibited her works 'Insert Title Here’ in Canterbury, Kent and ‘Meze’ in Pafos, Cyprus as a part of Pafos City of Culture 2017. She has further upcoming exhibitions, both solo and group, in and around Kent and London. Now a UCA alumni, she has begun a year long Artist Residency at Cobham Hall.  

You can find more of her work at her website or follow her on Instagram