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On October 28, 2011 at Tribes Gallery in New York artists Kofi Fosu Forson and Dianne Bowen will present their first collaboration project “Dismember The Night”. This collaboration evolved after weekly intense dialogue about art and life. On Facebook, Kofi and Dianne took it to another level, using the social networking tool, they responded to each other through what they have termed, “thread slams.” In association to the poems, they began a series of photographic portraits. These diverse artists were creating a new form of art originating in the vast space of the virtual world. Two artists from differing backgrounds, Kofi a theatre director and writer and Dianne a multi-media visual artist converse fluently through the two mediums of Poetry and Photography. Together they are two distinct voices as one in collaboration running parallel.
This book is printed on the occasion of the exhibition featuring 5 poems and 10 photographs.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dianne Bowen is a multi-media artist living and working in the East Village, NY. Her works are exhibited nationally and abroad in solo and group exhibitions as well as being reviewed on-line, radio, film and in print. She studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2008 she completed her first large scale installation in Woodstock, NY while there as a resident in the Byrdcliffe Residency Program. Bowen is a painter by nature, but has been focused on drawing since 2006. She pushes the boundaries of drawing and mark making responding to the world around her.