Portfolio > "Adjacent Possible" Series

Monotype
Map of all the ways III
Monotype with Acrylic, gauche, spraypaint, and graphite on paper
38 1/2 X 48 1/2"
2019

This work is part of the exhibition at Inpost Art Space, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2019 (price includes frame)

The Inpost Artspace is pleased to announce Adjacent Possible, a selection of monotypes created while in residence at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont by Isadora Stowe. Additionally, each monotype is layered with spray-paint, stencils, collage and abstracted topographical map drawings. The maps are connected and separated areas of the southwest borders of New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. Stowe’s work explores identity and space construction, real or imagined. She is interested in the ideas of place and cultural constructions and states, “maps are established to show us where we are, but when made ambiguous, a sense of direction can be lost and questions about our own constructions of where and who we are surface”. The title of the show, Adjacent Possible, references Steven Johnson's description in which he illuminates the adjacent possible as “the kind of future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, mapped in which the present can reinvent itself…”.

Isadora Stowe is a multi-media artist and arts lecturer whose work focuses on the narrative of environment translated and coded into complex psychological landscapes. Stowe grew up in the southwest border region, living and working in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. She credits these experiences for providing a heightened awareness of geographical and political boundaries; and a fascination with the exploration of identity of self in her work. Stowe earned her BFA in Painting with a double major in Cultural Anthropology, a minor in Native American Studies and an MFA in Painting & Drawing at New Mexico State University. She exhibits her work widely and is represented in many collections across the country and in Mexico.