Opening Reception for Scott Lowrey’s “Aspects of Nature” to be held October 8

September 28, 2015

Lees-McRae’s King-Shivell Gallery is thrilled to host a selection of artwork by Scott Lowrey titled “Aspects of Nature”. The exhibit will be on display from October 1-31, with the opening reception scheduled October 8 from 5 – 6 p.m. in King-Shivell Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“Aspects of Nature” includes Lowrey’s attempts to alter iconic symbols from various religions and to subtlety change the visual narratives of another. Various pieces in his exhibit are loosely based on the Chinese concept of Shan shui, embodying the essence of mountains and water.

“In more recent work I wanted to explore other ideas, combining my interest in spiritual traditions and symbols with their relationships to nature but within a framework still based on the Romantic tradition,” said Lowrey. “I wanted to take symbolism from various world religious systems and look at what happens when it’s re-arranged, abstracted and replaced in new spaces and contexts.”

Scott Lowrey is a second generation Western North Carolina artist who currently serves as a tenured Professor of Fine Art at Mars Hill University where he teaches design, drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. Lowrey holds a MFA in Printmaking from the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University and a BFA in Drawing and Painting from UNC-Asheville. His prints and paintings are featured in both public and private collections throughout the world.

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