Kowanz’s installations focus on light to create visual effects. Playing with space and contrast, her very abstract concepts focus on redefining what meaning is. Hence her use of words and reflections; the word “de-light” acquires certain connotations when it is differentiated by black (de-) and white (light) lightning, and her nebulas of neon tubes give an eerie illumination to the white rooms. With a polished aesthetic, the exhibition offers an interesting recreation of space, changing its dimensions and dynamics.
Originally published in issue #121, December 2013.