Dan Dowd: Found and Gifted
Found and Gifted explores the role of the artist in relation to found objects, their presence and process, and the conversion of the object into a work of art. Including galvanized washtubs, rubber, wool, velvet, and other found objects, Dan Dowd’s reverence for the object and his ability to transform what might be considered beyond use into personal “portraits” skillfully illustrates the idea that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
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Untitled , 2020, Found and gifted fabric
For George Floyd 3 , 2020, Denim, leather gloves
Gerard, Gerry, Gibby , 2020, Gifted silk velvet, drape, wool blazer
Milk Milk Lemonade , 2007, Galvanized washtub with thermos
Untitled , 2017, Found velvet, truck tire rubber
Untitled , 2017, Found shingle, metal
Untitled , 2019, Found boots
Maine Social Distancing , 2020, Found wool