Brought to Light: works by Jeff Lowe
7th Nov – 20th Dec 2013 – Private View Wed 6th Nov 6-9 pm
This exhibition brings together a selection of works, which explore Lowe’s on-going pursuit to develop, expand and understand the ingredients common to sculpture. Using simple construction techniques to shape and form, sometimes in a linear ‘drawing’ way, but also using surface to create volumes and spaces. These sculptures are arrived at through a process of making and seeing and are as much about revealing through taking away as they are about the additive process and the materials they are made of. They are open to change and embrace accident as part of a process to arrive at an object, which seeks to embody an unexplainable ‘magic’
All the sculptures share a common theme also explicit in the series of wood block works, which develop this sculptural and architectural language.
The antithesis of conceptual these works attempt to return to a way of making and developing sculpture through the hand and the eye.
Lowe came to prominence with his first one man show in 1974 at the prestigious Leicester Galleries in London’s Cork St. Lowe was only twenty-one and shortly after represented Britain at the Paris Biennale. Exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery and Serpentine Gallery were followed by many one-man shows, Whitford Fine Art, London, Cork Street Gallery, London, Centro Cultural, Faro and Robert Steele Gallery, New York. Selected group exhibitions include Hayward Gallery, Guggenheim Venice, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Gallery Josine Bockhoven, Amsterdam, Waddington & Shiell Gallery Toronto and the National Gallery Australia.