ALISON OWEN

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
My installations highlight what is typically overlooked, so that neglected materials become valuable. I want to show people that spaces can be transformed through creative, responsible consumption: most materials are found on site, much is scavenged, once deemed worthless. Using the dust that I sweep from the site, the old frames and pedestals found in gallery storerooms, and the simple hardware and installation materials in toolboxes, I create installations that are deeply embedded in architecture of the room. I also interact with the people who have relationships with the space, who inhabit, exhibit, or work in it, meeting with them and gathering objects that are used to generate further compositions within the space.

I intend to draw viewers into a more interactive relationship with architecture, to think about their own spaces and the history of the ones they visit.

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