March 9 – 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 10, 2 – 5 PM
Artist’s Talk: Sunday, March 24, 2 – 4 PM
Loop Gallery is pleased to announce Deluge, a collection of new work by Jane LowBeer.
Lowbeer explains her process as follows: Rarely do I go to the studio with a plan. Instead I show up to work without a specific intention and intuit what to do. A sense of impending doom weighs on me now and carries into the studio. The specter of climate change and the extreme vulnerability of the planet have been affecting my life. Day-to-day feels unpredictable; living in the country, it’s hard to know what shoes to wear when fields shift from snow to ice, and back to earth in 24 hours. I read and hear constantly about current climate disaster and dark future scenarios. My workspace is overflowing with bits and pieces of prints I have saved – fragments of my art dating back 40 years. In recycling this work I find my response to catastrophe; sorting through this flotsam, some remnants suggested tears. As a result the collages I made showed an abundance of vertical lines, which led me to musings of rain – lots of rain. Rain and catastrophe evoke the flood, one of the oldest recurring myths of civilization.