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A Conversation with Rick Lowe

04.30.2024 06:00 PM

Event Summary

Houston-based artist Rick Lowe, a Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow, is widely known for his pioneering contributions to the development of “social practice art.” What few people realize is that he was originally trained as a landscape painter. In recent years, Lowe has increasingly turned back to painting, producing complex multi-panel and quasi-abstract images that are deeply rooted in thirty years of work creating “social sculptures,” recalling the urban fabric of cities around the world that have formed the backdrop of many of his community-based art projects. A new book jointly published by Gagosian and the Neubauer Collegium is the first dedicated to the work of this important American artist, focusing on his painterly practice and its origins in his work in the public sphere. At this event, hosted by the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Neubauer Collegium Curator Dieter Roelstraete will discuss the book with Lowe.