Louisville artist Shawn Marshall will be showing exciting new work in her upcoming “INSPIRED” solo exhibition at Lowber Gallery. She will pair new landscape paintings with a new collection of
abstract mixed media pieces in a compelling exhibition aptly named “INSPIRED.” Over the last two years, she focused her relentless anxiety during the pandemic on creating art and, subsequently, created a body of work of abstracts and
landscapes. Through experimenting with different materials and processes, she created a new “language” in her abstract work. By applying layers of acrylic paint, spray paint, and paper and then using pieces of lace, self-made or found stencils, screen, non-slip rug pads, string, and even an old athletic ball bag, she creates repetitive patterns and many layers.
The inspiration for her new abstract work comes from many sources. Her architectural and urban planning background explains how she views these pieces through an overhead lens, like a birds-eye view of abandoned or unearthed cities. One can imagine looking down upon patterns created by building foundations, garden ruins, riverbeds, natural topography, gritty sidewalks, etc. She also adds ladder-like repetitive elements to most of the pieces in order to add an organizational structure to the composition of layered forms, patterns, textures, and colors; much like a musical staff organizes the notes in a musical composition.
Shawn Marshall’s work can be found in countless private collections throughout U.S. and Europe, and in many corporate collections in the U.S. including the University of Kentucky, PNC Bank, Brown-Forman Corporation, and Commonwealth Bank. She earned a Master of Architecture with a minor in Fine Art from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky. Marshall is represented by Lowber Gallery in Louisville, New Editions Gallery in Lexington, Viridian Artists in New York, NY. Her website is www.shawnlmarshall.com
December 2, 2022-
February 15, 2023
December 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Don't miss this phenomenal line up of Louisville artists for our group show, "Blue."
The opening will be complete with contemporary blue body art for willing participants by Rose Flowers of Bohemian Monkey.
October 4-November 15, 2022
October 7th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Don't miss this collection of NEW WORK by painter Suyun Son!
"Art is a way to perceive the world. We are programmed to construct our world by functionality, its usefulness. This has been the dominating operating system from enlightenment to our post-modern social media world. We miss what is beautiful in our rush for what is useful for our consumption or production. So I break down the world to its fundamentals - colors, shapes, textures - to honor the world independent of our needs to justify our existence." ---Suyun Son
July 1-September 15, 2022
July 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
THE MEADOW SERIES
Peggy Sue Howard's series of meadows began decades ago when she followed a black bear into Crex Meadow in North West Wisconsin. Crex Meadow is a 30,000 acre protected wildlife area and is home to a variety of grasses, mostly sedge. The longer she works on the series, the more she is convinced the meadows are speaking to her. "The message is elusive, yet profound. It seems to be saying: step lightly on the earth, with respect and equality. My paintings express the hidden messages as I continue to try and decipher the code it is written in."
After a twelve year pause in exhibiting her art, Peggy Sue Howard created this group of work specifically for Lowber Gallery. Her colorful and peaceful images are acrylic on canvas and include triptychs and diptychs in a variety of sizes.
April 1-June 15, 2022
April 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.