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