Nancy Lowry, "Ochrewood"
Nancy Lowry, "Ochrewood", oil on panel, 12" x 16", 2012
October 26 to November 14
reception: October 26, 2 - 4 pm
Often seemingly minimal, Nancy Lowry’s paintings are like apparitions taking form. Uncannily familiar, they teeter, wondrously, in the delightful, precarious space between landscape and abstraction. Lowry has lived in Saskatoon since she was a child and holds a BFA from NSCAD University. She has participated in numerous workshops and residencies including many years attending and later organizing the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop. Her unique “paintscapes” are intimately connected to landscape but demonstrate a strong affinity with abstraction and non-objective painting as well. Although intimately scaled, her paintings have a powerful presence nonetheless. There is an inescapable materiality in the heavily-tooled surfaces, strong gestural marks and bold use of colour. Mutable and resistant to classification, they allow viewers to discover new forms and associations each time. This is the first solo exhibition of Lowry’s work since 2008, presenting a selection of recent paintings that showcase the continuing development of her unique style.