Jean Lowe, Love for Sale #6, 2008, enamel on panel, 72" x 120"
LOVE FOR SALE
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Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to exhibit new paintings by Jean Lowe. This will be Ms. Lowe’s sixth solo exhibition at Quint Contemporary Art. The exhibition opens on July 25th, 2008 with a public reception from 6-8 p.m. and continues through September 6th.
Jean Lowe is well known for her lush, colorful paintings that juxtapose humor, environmental concerns and historical references. This exhibition will include several new large-scale works that depict a hybrid of architectural interiors from Las Vegas with all it’s glitz, conflated with the context of “big box” stores which range from the 99 Cent store to discount furniture stores.
The new enamel on panel paintings are void of the expected human presence, with reference to the pitfalls of the physical expansion of consumerism that addresses the issue of creating something desirable on one level, while in fact creating a level of great material excess on another. Lowe explores “consuming your way to rapture” in these works along with the loss of community, service and connection to place.
Ms. Lowe is presently a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego where she received her Masters of Fine Arts in 1988. In 2006 Jean Lowe was the recipient of the San Diego Art Prize and was also recently included in the International Woman Artist’s Biennale in Incheon, Korea. Recent one-person exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City.