Mel Gooding writes on the work of painter Natalie Dower on the occasion of the exhibition Natalie Dower: Line of Enquiry at Emma Hill Fine Art, Eagle Gallery, London, on view through June 1, 2012.
Gooding writes that Dower "observes, as we all do, what is manifest in every phenomenal moment: that the outcomes of these rules are infinitely various, subject to chance, and constantly in flux. Every new arrangement ineluctably generates an infinite number of possible new configurations; every one in its living instant conforms to the rules. Her art in its manner of construction and of operation enacts (as we might say) this process, and at the same time reflects, and reinforces, the natural human response of wonder at the endlessly unfolding order and diversity of the given world. It is here that the poetic enters in."