Passage #5 </i>from EMERGENCE / BURIAL / ... SERIES: 1979 - Present

Passage #5 from EMERGENCE / BURIAL / ... SERIES: 1979 - Present, acrylic & ink on paper, 10" x 28", 2012

Ken Dubin was born in Chicago and moved to Iowa in 2009. He earned an MFA from the University of Illinois and has received fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Michael Karolyi Memorial Foundation, Ox-Bow, the Grinnell Artist residency, and Prairie Center of the Arts.

Dubin's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, such as the Chicago Cultural Center; the Wustum Museum of Fine Art in Wisconsin; David Adamson Gallery in Washington, DC; Shirley Fetterman Gallery and Triplex Gallery in New York; Perry-Nicole Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee; ICON Gallery, Teeple Hansen Gallery, and the Dubuque Museum of Art in Iowa; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institutek (German American Institute) in Regensburg, Germany.

Ken Dubin writes the following about this series:

"My ongoing body of work, the EMERGENCE / BURIAL / ... SERIES: 1979 - Present, is informed by origin, growth, change, transcendence, and rebirth. I explore the unfolding of time - past, present, future, and the cycles of life that exist within: the idea that everything comes from somewhere and is growing and changing into something else. White is used as the predominant color field, a metaphor which allows for the potential of all possibility and a spiritual sensibility. The surface activity ranges from a quiet to erupting energy, suggesting growth, transformation and possibility to be considered. There is much layering of the paint, both releasing and restricting the abstract activity to suggest the process of origin, change, disintegration and its return. Although content is confined by the physical edges of the canvas I make the paintings appear to transcend this restriction, as if to have no beginning or end, referring to the boundlessness of time and all that takes place within it. I make paintings to ultimately be seen within the context of others; although each piece is painted as a fully considered finished work, it is my intention to make them as part of a whole and it's their relationship to each other that allows for them to be fully realized as a single organic whole."

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