Lowe: Installation artist, lecturer at UCSD, vegan
critique of our vanity as individuals, as a culture, and as a species
has driven Lowe's labor intensive and visually complex installations
since she began exhibiting her work about 20 years ago both here and
in New York. She has attempted to couch this consistent and evolving
interest in political subject matter in a visually seductive form, borrowing
from the accessible vocabularies of historic design and decoration.
Lowe thinks of her installations as ephemeral scaffolding for conversations
about themes like our impact on the natural world and our relationships
with other species, our enactment of 'manifest' destiny, and our culture
of self-absorption and willful cluelessness. She is interested in challenging
the notion that visually generous, playful and funny work can't also
be multi-layered and intellectually provocative.
#1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?
"Abroad; showing in Korea and New York, and here at home; showing
with my friends and colleagues at California Center for the Arts."
#2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
#2 "San Diego has a really energetic and interesting art scene--it
just needs to believe it!!"