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Nate Lowman Exhibition

September 12th, 2011

In  the  room-size  installation  Four  Seasons  (2009-2012)  –  the  baroque  theme  also   visited  by  Cy  Twombly,  Richard  Prince,  and  Gerhard  Richter  –  each  season  takes  on   the  qualities  of  a  verb  rather  than  a  noun.  Wintering,  Springing,  Summering,  and   Falling:  Jamie  Foxx   wields   his  image-damaging  Swastika   boogie  board   in  Hawaii;   snow  falls  at  Ski  Dubai,  the  winter  resort  built  into  a  shopping  mall  in  the  United  Arab  Emirates;  a  man  drops  from  the  WTC’s  crumbling  North  tower;  Tonya  Harding   stumbles   on   the   Olympic   ice;   Jenna   Bush   wipes   out   drunk   on   the   pages   of   the   National  Enquirer;  workers  in  Cancun  picket  for  fair  wages,  throwing  a  wrench  in   spring  break.

With  guilt,  innocence,  and  meanings  always  in  flux,  Lowman  prefers  to  focus  on  the   language  of  images  themselves,  and  how  to  treat  them  like  the  living  things  they  are.   The  parade  of  criminals  and  victims  circulated  in  the  Associated  Press  photos  –  OJ   Simpson,  John  Walker  Lindh,  Oliver  North,  Lindsay  Lohan,  Nicole  Brown  Simpson,   Amadou  Diallo  –  are  inevitably  shifting,  and  to  watch  them  rise  and  fall,  like  tracking   a  storm,  or  watching  paint  dry,  is  to  hope  for  the  end  to  come  so  that  you  can  be  here   to  see  it.

Also  on  view  in  The  Brant  Foundation  Art  Study  Center  library  will  be  a  selection  of   chairs  and  artworks  from  Mr.  Brant  and  Lowman’s  personal  collections.  Featuring   artists   Andrew   Kuo,   Josh   Smith,   Dash   Snow,   Leo   Fitzpatrick,   Joe   Bradley,   Paul   McCarthy,  Ray  Johnson,  Lizzi  Bougatsos,  Dan  Colen  and  Hanna  Liden  among  others.

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