Becca Lowry, ‘All of  This’, 2014, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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Becca Lowry describes her work in a recent statement, “these pieces are built to protect. They are shields, force fields, and talismans, each custom-made to safeguard against a particular threat: One will ward off an impending storm, another will scatter daemons, a third will hold tight to your heart while you do something ridiculously, recklessly brave. They’re not meant to be aggressive exactly – the pointy edges are more like the decorative fringe of a headdress than they are the tip of a spear. I think, instead, they’re meant to hold a person up, to bolster strength and resolution in a moment of great uncertainty. And then, when the coast is most certainly clear, they should be hung, quietly, carefully, back on the wall. If I could make a shield for everyone in the world I would. And if these shields actually worked - if, like spiderman’s suit, they fused to the body of the vulnerable and awakened superhuman strength and courage, - if there were actually something that I could build to give a kid wings, to amplify a small voice, to distill anger into forgiveness, then I would be obliged, and you would be obliged, to stop whatever it is we’re doing right now and mass-produce these things.”

Solo and two-person exhibitions
2017 The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ, Becca Lowry Shields
2016 VOLTA NY 2016, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, Becca Lowry, Tom Burckhardt
2014 Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, Be me I’ll be you
Selected group exhibitions
2017 Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, Venus Fly (with Alyse Rosner and Lauren Mabry)
2017 Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, Becca Lowry, Jane Miller & Elana Herzog
2016 Governor’s Island, NY, The Tide is High
2016 Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, 66th Art of the Northeast
2015 David Findlay Jr. Gallery, New York, NY, Selections
2015 David Findlay Jr. Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Set
2015 Art Miami New York, David Findlay Jr. Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Select Fair, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY
2015 Improvised Showboat #3, Underdonk Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Galarie Zürcher, New York, NY, Salon Zürcher
2015 Fred Giampietro Gallery, Lucy Mink and Farrell Brickhouse, with works by Becca Lowry
2013 Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Works on Paper NYC II

2017 New American Paintings Northeast Edition (128)
2016 GalleryLOG, video interview for VOLTA NY 2016, http://gallerylog.com/becca-lowry.html
2015 Marian, Oana Sanziana, Becca Lowry, Artforum, Jan 2015 issue, pp. 218-9
2015 Yeapanis, Stacia, OtherPeoplesPixels interview, http://blog.otherpeoplespixels.com, Aug 13
2014 Gorky’s Granddaughter studio visit interview, www.gorkysgranddaughter.com, April

About Becca Lowry

New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Becca Lowry creates elaborate mixed-media works combining carved and collaged wood, oil and spray paint. Situated somewhere between sculpture and painting, the works have a three-dimensional quality that is intended to make them feel like precious objects. “As humans we have a tendency to hold on to special things,” Lowry says. “We collect objects that have particular meaning to us, we guard beautiful memories as best we can, we return to places that feel like home.” She explores similar themes in works on paper, by creating pastel rubbings from her more sculptural works.

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