Wholly Fool

#WhollyFool | Dawn Lowndes

January, 2020

SPAACES is pleased to announce its first artist in residence, Dawn Lowndes. Lowndes residency is from December 1, 2020 to January 8, 2021, culminating in an art exhibition, “Wholly Fool,” open to the public January 8, 2021.

Wholly Fool is an installation that is cultivated over the course of Lowndes 31 day residency. She utilizes a  sculptural meditation space, which she created and implemented into SPAACES gallery. Within the space she does a meditative action daily to gather ideas, ephemera, paint, draw, write, and contemplate, to visually highlight things that speak to her, the artist. All these actions are done in response to her meditative process. The process is exceedingly important to Lowndes, as it honors the value of Art-as-Practice. Wholly Fool, is a temporal piece that unapologetically challenges object making and the resultant art consumption. Throughout the creative process she begins to see her work as a collective consciousness. The work created is a culmination of all of the past events, personal experiences, and emotions she has faced during the year of 2020. She begins to realize that the timeframe of her residency being at the end of the year was no accident. Her work displays emotions of anxiety, anger, and the power of endurance.