Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Tim Rowan | Transitions, October 15 – November 10, 2016, an exhibition on an innovative period in the artist’s life brought about by a new studio and different clay bodies. This body of work and period of time represent rejuvenation, akin to a fresh vehicle for art and self-expression.
Tim Rowan typifies the generation of ceramic artists who have a deep understanding of ceramic making traditions, yet is constantly transforming and seeking new ways of expression through the clay medium. As a mid-career artist, Rowan has a profound maturity in his approach in life and art. He is concerned with the overly stimulated ’social media’ generation hence seeks a contemplative visual aesthetic with thought and substance.
Rowan’s life and work have been consistently informed by his apprenticeship with the inventive Japanese master Ryuichi Kakurezaki. Like Kakurezaki, he is known to speak in his own artistic language. None is more evident than in his new sculptures and vessels where his own contemporary style and forms really shine through.
Lacoste Gallery is proud to have a 16 year working relationship with Tim Rowan. He is an artist we recognize as having the aesthetic philosophy which mirrors our own and this is his sixth solo exhibition with us. He has also participated in numerous group shows at Lacoste Gallery.
“The driving force behind my work is not about words or meaning. I make art out of desperation to exist, to find path and direction in a fragile and uncertain system and a safe way for me to communicate. “– Tim Rowan
“It is gratifying to see Tim’s trajectory and growth as an artist from an apprentice to his artistic maturity of today. This is his best work yet – all his trademarks and more. We are so pleased to have known and represent him for 16 years.”- Lucy Lacoste