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Susan Lowe: Curtains Exhibition

October 13, 2023 - December 9, 2023 in the Main Gallery

Free for everyone

Galleries are free to the public.

Extended for one week! Closing on SAT DEC 9!

Exhibition Opening: FRI OCT 13 | 6-9PM
On View: FRI OCT 13 – SAT DEC 9
View the exhibition online!

The exhibition Curtains is about family and masks in figurative and literal. This collection of work is dedicated to Susan Lowe’s grandson Devin who passed away from leukemia in 2017.

Lowe felt compelled to construct a series of paintings that depict images of objects she saw every day when she visited Devin in the hospital: curtains, hallways, windows, stairs, and doors. Curtains were disturbing to the artist because the sound of the swish of the curtain was heard and seen—ominous. Many other images depict ideas of passage, water, bridges, rafts, and idyllic landscapes.

“I was determined to make the faces of the figures non-morbid. This was a demand I put on myself. In remembering the event, I realized that the whole family paused before entering the hospital room. Thus the mask, a powerful concept, not crying, and not laughing. The image of crows symbolizes the connection to the other world. In the end, I noticed that much of the content was really about motherhood and family.” –Susan Lowe


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