Becca Lowry, ‘Emanuel’, 2015, 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.”

Selected Exhibitions

2016 VOLTA Art Fair Solo presentation by Fred Giampietro Gallery
2016 Becca Lowry & Tom Burckhardt, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
VOLTA NY 2016 Solo presentation with Fred Giampietro Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Summer Set, David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, NY
Art Miami with David Findlay Jr Gallery, Miami, FL
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Select Fair, New York, NY
2014 Be me I’ll be you, Solo show at Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Improvised Showboat #3, Underdonk Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Salon Salon Zürcher, Galarie Zürcher, Fred Giampietro, New York, NY
Lucy Mink and Farrell Brickhouse, with works in the office by Becca Lowry, Fred Giampietro Gallery
2013 City-Wide Open Studios, with Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Works on Paper NYC II, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY
New Members Show, City Gallery, New Haven, CT
Spectrum, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Caanan, CT
Spring People's Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Holiday Art Show, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Small Works, M55 Gallery, Long Island City, NY
City-Wide Open Studios, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Shore Scenes, Summer House Fine Art, Madison, CT
Bits and Pieces (solo), The Temporary, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


2015 Marian, Oana Sanziana, Becca Lowry, Artforum, January 2015 issue, pp. 218-9
2014 Butler, Sharon, Refuge at Salon Zürcher,, May 20
Gorky’s Granddaughter studio visit interview,
2013 Hoffman, Hank, Visits at Erector Square during CWOS,, Oct 16

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.