Your Place in the Multiverse: Jean Lowe - Exhibition and Audio Tour

Jean Lowe (b. 1960) is an American pop/conceptual multimedia artist known for her large-scale installations that revolve around the intersection of popular culture, environmentalism, commerce, politics, and art history. Using wit and satire, Lowe carefully and humorously unpacks the ironies and challenges of 21st-century culture.

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Jean Lowe
“I'm going to imagine that you're entering through the entrance where the painting Garden Carpet (Map) is located. It's the first piece you encounter in Your Place in the Multiverse. It's a fairly straight representation of a traditional Heriz carpet. Her
01 - Jean Lowe, Garden Carpet (Map)

01 - Jean Lowe, Garden Carpet (Map)

“I'm going to imagine that you're entering through the entrance where the painting Garden Carpet (Map) is located. It's the first piece you encounter in Your Place in the Multiverse. It's a fairly straight representation of a traditional Heriz carpet. Her...

Jean Lowe
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“You now are entering Discount Barn. The walls are painted loosely with interior decoration from Louis the 15th and 16th periods. That's basically the 1700s. Inside, there's basically the contents of a dollar store with merchandise lining gondola shelving
02 - Jean Lowe, Discount Barn

02 - Jean Lowe, Discount Barn

“You now are entering Discount Barn. The walls are painted loosely with interior decoration from Louis the 15th and 16th periods. That's basically the 1700s. Inside, there's basically the contents of a dollar store with merchandise lining gondola shelving...

Jean Lowe
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“POW!—as in a punch, as an anagram for Portraits of Women. I've appropriated paintings from Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon, and one from Jackson Pollock, and painted them directly on the wall. Although there are 11 “paintings” in this ins
03 - Jean Lowe, POW! (Portraits of Women)

03 - Jean Lowe, POW! (Portraits of Women)

“POW!—as in a punch, as an anagram for Portraits of Women. I've appropriated paintings from Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon, and one from Jackson Pollock, and painted them directly on the wall. Although there are 11 “paintings” in this ins...

Jean Lowe
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“The Empire Style installation is based on historic French scenic wallpaper from the early 1800s, specifically a paper called Monuments of Paris. This wallpaper depicts all the great buildings of Paris as though they stood side by side along the River Sei
04 - Jean Lowe, Empire Style

04 - Jean Lowe, Empire Style

“The Empire Style installation is based on historic French scenic wallpaper from the early 1800s, specifically a paper called Monuments of Paris. This wallpaper depicts all the great buildings of Paris as though they stood side by side along the River Sei...

Jean Lowe
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"A grand piano is an instrument that signals class and taste. Here I’ve reduced it to being a cooler serving chips and drinks. It's high brought low, and the piano offers up immediate gratification as a snack dispenser. I actually built Baby Grand to be a
05 - Jean Lowe, Baby Grand, Bookshelf Prints, Lost Time, Last Call, and Love for Sale and Look 20 Years Younger

05 - Jean Lowe, Baby Grand, Bookshelf Prints, Lost Time, Last Call, and Love for Sale and Look 20 Years Younger

"A grand piano is an instrument that signals class and taste. Here I’ve reduced it to being a cooler serving chips and drinks. It's high brought low, and the piano offers up immediate gratification as a snack dispenser. I actually built Baby Grand to be a...

Jean Lowe
NEHMA
“I hope you've enjoyed the show—you're on your way out! Town Crier, this stack of amps and the reel-to-reel, is a partner to the piece you met on your way in (Garden Carpet)—two parts of a self portrait.
06 - Jean Lowe, Town Crier

06 - Jean Lowe, Town Crier

“I hope you've enjoyed the show—you're on your way out! Town Crier, this stack of amps and the reel-to-reel, is a partner to the piece you met on your way in (Garden Carpet)—two parts of a self portrait.