Robert Dowd1937-1996

College for Creative Studies - Center Galleries
Detroit, MI

$7,500 toward a retrospective exhibition on the painter with accompanying catalogue and public programs, organized by director Michelle Perron and guest curator Ron Morosan. Dowd grew up in Detroit, MI and later lived and worked on both the East and West coasts. His larger than life paintings of currency, stamps, and other official American documents are painted with a pop style and play with words and symbols while functioning as subversive portraits of money and power.