CSPS HALL, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


CSPS Hall
1103 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 


Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm • Sunday: Noon-4pm
Through 9/29/19


I'm exhibiting work from my Memoir series at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, through September 29th. Mixed media pieces and archival pigment prints are diptychs that juxtapose my paintings with earlier work. Joined, informed and renewed in the present the Memoirs depict a passage of time as well as a glimpse into the history of my art-making spanning five decades.




Memoir: Passage 4, 1975 detail / 2001 detail, pigment print, 2019



Memoir: Release, 1993 detail / 2017
pigment print, acrylic, graphite, paper, 2019



Memoir: Doodle, 1976 / 2017    acrylic, ink, paper, 2019








Prairie Center of the Arts Alumni Invitational

2019 Alumni Invitational Exhibition
August 10 - September 13
 OPENING RECEPTION: August 10, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
1506 SW Washington Sreet, Peoria, IL 309-657-6767

70+ alumni artists



these 3 pieces are in the exhibit


 MEMOIR: Homage to N.A.M.E. Gallery Chicago 1973 / 2017
acrylic, graphite, paper, 10” x 12.5”, 2019


MEMOIR: POST-IT, 1980 / 2017, acrylic, ink, paper, 10” x 12.5”, 2019


MEMOIR: SCRIBBLE, 1976 / 2017 , acrylic, ink, paper, 10” x 12.5”, 2019












Public Space One benefit art auction

Public Space One in Iowa City
benefit art auction,  Jan. 19-27


Auction benefits PS1 future as well as the artists that have donated work !

auction ended

For availability email studio@kendubin.com

$90 each includes shipping
MEMOIR: PASSAGE ONE, 1975 detail / 1997 detail
Edt. of 40. 11" x 8.5", 2016

MEMOIR: PASSAGE TWO, 1993 detail / 2011
Edt. of 40. 11" x 8.5", 2016



Project Art, University of Iowa Hospital


Project Art

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

SEP 18 - DEC 14, 2017  •  Gallery 2, Level 8


Brought Forth / Reclaimed, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16",  2011

Anomaly Gallery: KEN DUBIN / DENNIS KOWALSKI


JUNE 1 - July 4
Visit Anomaly Gallery 6/1 - 7/4
and join us at the opening and closing reception
Call (641) 777-8446.      info@anomalygallery.com








Ken Dubin: MEMOIR AND RELATED PAINTINGS




"Ken Dubin's abstract paintings and prints come from the hidden hypnotic depths of shape shifting frequencies. Recent layered mostly white abstractions consisting of seemingly therapeutic looping and twisting lines reminds one of bandwidths, vortexes, or even the double helix of D.N.A. This creates surfaces which are humming with a calm consistent energy that are all encompassing and soothing. At times these works are directly paired with fragments of the artist's earlier work such as figures, faces, hands, or even skeletons. This juxtaposition of the new and old manages to overlap and link time and the representational archetypes can be seen as symbolizing captured signals which are seemingly adrift all around us". Brad Covington, Anomaly Gallery


MEMOIR: MERCURY, 1968 / 2017, archival ink jet print, acrylic paint, canvas, 2017




MEMOIR: PASSAGE TWO, 1993 / 2017, Archival ink jet print, acrylic paint, graphite, paper, 2017





MEMOIR: LIFE AND LIVING, 1975 / 2017, archival ink jet print, acrylic paint, graphite, paper, 2017





MEMOIR 1968 / 2001, archival ink jet print, 11" x 8.5", 2016












Dennis Kowalski’s embellished or altered photo and colored pencil pieces exemplify the boundless possibilities of geometric and organic doubling similar to the potentiality seen in the fascinating world of fractal algorithms. Snapshots of public urban gathering areas such as subways, plazas, or places of worship are expanded upon through drawing, and patterns begin to bloom and multiply. The artist begins with an identical pair of photos placed side by side and askew in order to help obscure the original subject matter. Then through the act of drawing the artist continues outward creating something akin to a kaleidoscopic hard edged constructivists pattern or an evolving biological formation, reminiscent of something in the process of mitosis or division. Brad Covington, Anomaly Gallery

Brad Covington, Director (L) and Dennis Kowalski (R)



photos: Brad Covington




Dennis Kowalski (R) visits with a guest (L) at opening

Virginia Center For The Creative Arts, 2017




I'm looking forward to my residency at
Grateful to return to VCCA and beautiful Virginia.  
More to come ....













Sculptureworks Ferguson    DEC 9 - DEC 31, 2016
830 South Florissant RoadFerguson, Missouri 63135
opening reception 12/9/16, 5-8

Paul artspace Residency


Residency at Paul Artspace in St. Louis, 10/15-11/30/16


I’m joining images of my older work with those made more recently.
The archival prints ( i’m holding one) always show the older image
as the left panel. The right panel always a more recently made image;
even if the right panel is a painting from say, 10, 20 years ago.
These below, in progress, retain a dimensional quality.
The left panel continues to be an older image made years ago,
but now the right panel is one always made in present studio time.
The form makes reference to that of a book, or tablet, which holds
information. With this work the information becomes autobiographical

my garage studio


The Epson 2200 (2003) still holding up !


(1976 / 2009), archival print abt. 4"x5", 2016

(1978/ 1980's), archival print abt. 4"x5", 2016












ROCKFORD MIDWESTERN 2016 Biennial


Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens The Rockford Midwestern Biennial
 JUNE 10–SEPT 25, 2016 • OPENS JUNE 10, 7:30–8:30 PM

TABLET, Volume 5, 8"x14", acrylic, ink on paper/canvas, 2015


 
The exhibition remains on view through Sept. 25 at RAM, located at 711 N. Main St., Rockford. 
Juried by DIALOGUE CHICAGO founding director Sarah Krepp, the 2016 Rockford Midwestern is the
74th presentation of the museum’s survey exhibition of new work by contemporary artists from across the Midwest.









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