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JOYCE OWENS

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Close, 2012 Acrylic on Wood With Mixed Media © Joyce Owens
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Double Paradox, 2010 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40" © Joyce Owens
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Because I am Free, 2012 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 40 X 30 Inches © Joyce Owens
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Life Support, 2010 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40" © Joyce Owens
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American Landscape, 2010 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40" © Joyce Owens
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American Landcape detail, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas With Fabric 30" X 40" © Joyce Owens
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American Landscape detail, 2010 Acrylic/collage on Canvas 30" X 40" © Joyce Owens
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Life Support detail, 2010 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40" © Joyce owens
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American Landscape detail, 2010 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 30" X 40" © Joyce Owens
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American Landscape detail, 2010 Acrylic/collage on Canvas 30" X 40" © Joyce Owens
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Retro-racing History: After Titian, 2009-2011 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas © Joyce Owens
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Retro Racing History: After Gainsborough, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 18 X 24 © Joyce Owens
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Retro Racing History: Holy Holy Acrylic on Canvas 16" X 20" © Joyce Owens
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My Friend Followed her Dreams: Margaret Burroughs", Dec. 2010 Acrylic on Canvas on Wood 11.5"w X 12"h X 2"d © Joyce Owens
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My Friend Has Soul, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas and Wood With Fabric Approx 9.75" X10.5" © Joyce Owens
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My Friend Survived , 2010 Acrylic on Canvas and Wood Approx 4.75" X 9.75" © Joyce Owens
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My Friend (Patric) Gets Me, 2010 Acrylic on Wood and Canvas With Fabric and CD Approx. 10.5 X 11.75" © Joyce Owens
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More Than Skin Deept series #3, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas on Wood With Beads Approx. 8x10" © Joyce Owens
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More Than Skin Deep, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas With Wood, Mat Board and Beads Approx. 8"x 10" © Joyce Owens
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More Than Skin Deep series #2, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas With Wood, Mat Board and Beads Approx 8x10"
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More Than Slin Deept #4, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas With Wood, Mat Board and Beads Approx. 8"x10" © Joyce Owens
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More Than Slin Deep #5, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas With Wood, Mat Board and Beads Approx 8"x10" © Joyce Owens
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More Than Skin Deep #6 , 2012 Acrylic on Archival Board on Wood in Found Wood Box Approx. 8 X 10" © Joyce Owens
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More Than Skin Deep #7, 2012 Acrylic on Archival Board on Wood in Found Wood Box Approx. 8 X 10"
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More Thanks Skin Deep #8, 2012 Acrylic on Archival Board on Wood in Found Wood Box Approx. 8 X 10" © Joyce Owens
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Survivor Spirit: Mister, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 9" X 11" © Joyce Owens
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Out of the Box series: Man in Vest, 2006 Acrylic on Wood Box © Joyce Owens
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Out of the Box series: Woman with Earring Acrylic on Wood Box © Joyce Owens
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Survivor Spirit: Betty, 2008 Acrylic on Wood 11.5" X 27" X 2" © Joyce Owens
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Out of the Box series: Woman with Wavy Hair Acrylic on Wood Box © Joyce Owens
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Out of the Box series: Woman With Brooch, 2009 Acrylic on Found Wood Box 16 ½” H X 10 ½” W X 3 ½” D
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Peace Tower, Mark di Suvero installation Acrylic on Wood/red WOMAN 24" X 24" © Joyce Owens and Mark Di Suvero
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Dream Big, 2010 Acrylic and Collage 36" H X 60" W © Joyce Owens
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Retro-racing Picasso, 2012 Acrylic on Wood, Metal 29" High © Joyce Owens
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Retroracing Picasso #5, 2013 Acrylic on Wood 16.4"w X 21"hx 6" D © Joyce Owens
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Retro-racing Picasso #4, 2013 Acrylic Paint on Wood 8.5" X 18" X 3.5" © Joyce Owens
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CAC Gallery view, 2013 Sculpture, Paintings Various © Joyce Owens
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Because I am Free, 2012 Acrylicand Collage on Canvas 30 X 40 © Joyce Owens
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Sapphire and Crystals at Prairie State College, June 2013 © Joyce Owens
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Fairies Triptych, 2013 Acrylic on Wood and Rubber With Metals, Fabric © Joyce Owens
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Double Paradox, 2010 Acrylic and Collage on Canvas 40" X 30" © Joyce Owens
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I Am Who I Seem To Be, 2014 Acrylic on Board 24 X 20 © Joyce Owens
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Out of the Box Series, 2009 Painting on Wood 18" X 12" X 3" © Joyce Owens
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Woman in Chignon, 2009 Acrylic on Wood Box 16 ½” X 10 ½” X 3 ½” © Joyce Owens
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Lean on Me, 2016 Acrylic on Wood, Coral Glass Beads, Brass 21 X 13 X 2.25 © Joyce Owens 2016
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Phildelphia
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Howard University, School of Fine Arts, BFA
Yale University
Tags
commissions, panels, curatorial, education, mixed-media, installation, realism, landscape, modern, traditional, figurative, sculpture
Statement

I have always been interested in multiple images, multiplicity as it pertains to how we live our lives, and multiplicity in terms of who we are.

The idea of multiple images means at least a couple of things for me. First, more than one kind of object interests me as subject matter and materials for my work. Mainly I use the human form, but trees, clouds, and other forms found in nature or geometry are of great interest to me as well. Secondly, layered images evoke feelings of complexity which reflect reality for me. And I love to use unconventional materials and transform them into works of art that are my own inventions.

For me, there are the added multiplicity issues which include race, gender and ethnicity.

Most of us are an amalgam of cultures and ethnicities by virtue of birth. In the U.S.A. the Eurocentric culture struggles to remain dominant. That is slowly eroding. History tells us that there were other highly developed cultures about which we are not routinely taught.

My work primarily asks, "What if the history of the diverse cultures of Africa was promoted the way the Renaissance in Europe has been? How would I (and others like me) be perceived differently in my present culture?"

Race is a big issue based on a false premise; the reality is that most of us are blends of many races. Hopefully, with the Obama presidency, we will learn to accept each other for the content of our character and not the color of our skin..

“Retro-racing” used in some of my titles was inspired by Kymberly Pinder’s article entitled “Race-ing Art History”.

Joyce Owens, Artist statement

2009


 

 

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