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In the classic postmodern tradition, Detroit artist, John Rowland is painter, Sculptor, and Cabinetmaker. He is both worker, and Artist. Known for his elegant minimal 3D wall pieces, his interest lies in the formal aspects of space. The work arises out of the reductive and systematic investigation of shape. Sensitive handing of materials such as fiberglass, resin and joint company transforms the vocabulary of industry, and marry the pride of the “worker” to the poets esoterica. Spinning off the basic shape of the circle, Rowlans crafts derivations on a them (spheres, discs, cones), which he then arranges in groups, and paints, splashes, and/ or marks with graphite.
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