"For many years I have been visiting a very old, very special Ginko tree in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY. I find that visiting it is like, for some, going to church in a way. It's a place to contemplate and reflect over current and past events, and marvel at the beauty of the natural world. It's a way to reconnect spiritually for me. My work is always posing the question, "How do we value nature, and what are the ways we value it? Originally I titled these pieces, "The Parceling of Nature" taking a photo of this tree , and "parceling " it out in 72 equal parts, like how we parceled land out to the colonists. One side I created a day scene, the other a night scene. Pictured here is a piece from the night scene."
December 1, 2023-
February 15, 2024
Friday, December 1, 2023
As part of this year's 24th Louisville Photo Biennial, Lowber Gallery is eager to display our personal collection of noted photojournalist I.C. Rapoprt.
In 1961, I.C. Rapoport, aka "Chuck" was asked by Sports Illustrated to photograph Mr. Joseph H. Pilates in his New York City “gymnasium”. The Pilates Fitness world is fortunate to have this rare glimpse into Mr. Pilates’ workplace styles and equipment. In addition to several amazing historical images of Joseph Pilates teaching, our collection of Rapoport's work includes photographs of Jack & Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, & Rapoport's beloved wife Mary.
50% of the proceeds from this show will benefit The Pilates Transparency Project is an organization assisting with the legal fees associated with copyright lawsuits being infringed upon the Pilates community.
For more information about The Pilates Transparency Project or donate:
November 15, 2023
MEET CHUCK RAPOPORT!
Friday, October 6, 2023
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Please join us for an opening reception for painter Ewa Perz at Lowber Gallery June 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ewa’s show entitled, “Earth Mirror” is a collection of paintings that express a hope of living in and preserving balance, pollution free environment. A unity & peaceful presence of flowers, birds and fish together symbolize harmony of earth, air and water. Usage of blues and greens in backgrounds is a metaphor for clean air and water. Blooming flowers is analogy for a lush and healthy natural world where ceramic vases correspond to fertile grounds.
Ewa Perz is from Gdansk Poland. She is a biologist and a painter who studied under Felo Garcia in Costa Rica & David Lafell in Santa Fe. She has exhibited in multiple galleries in the US, Mexico and France.
August 15, 2023
Friday, June 2, 2023
Prints and Collages by Elizabeth Foley
Through these series of prints and printed paper collages Elizabeth Foley investigates flow – flow of energy; flow of ideas; flow in process. Energy can move in waves. It transfers from one shape into another. And that transfer can be a flow. Elizabeth uses bright, transparent colors, shapes, and textures to create a sense of movement and place.
Working in series Elizabeth has the opportunity to experience the flow of ideas and follow them through process. Using discarded prints, torn and reimagined, she collages pieces together to form new spaces. There is ritual to this process. In some ways it becomes a meditation. Thoughts of her mother quilting and her father drawing come to mind. Arranging and rearranging papers to create a composition that encourages peace of mind and energetic well-being at the same time.
Elizabeth is a printmaker, using collagraph, relief and monoprint techniques. She creates plates that she prints repeatedly in different orientations and colors. Overlapping transparent colors create new colors that create depth in the images.
May 15, 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023
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.