RADIANCE explorations of light
Saturday 5 November to 26 February 2017
Acclaimed artist Alex Lowery’s latest paintings shine a low angled transforming light on the landscapes of West Bay and Portland. Following his solo show this summer, his fourth successful solo show at Sladers Yard, we are very pleased to exhibit his most recent work now. Further down this page we can show more paintings by Alex Lowery which are available to view by appointment.
A 16pp catalogue of recent paintings with a foreword by Alex Lowery is available from the gallery at £5 plus £1 p&p.
Called ‘the poet of the Dorset coast’ by art critic Andrew Lambirth, Alex Lowery’s cool, distilled evocations of a small number of places on the West Dorset coast and now the city of Bath as well convey a potent atmosphere. Unpeopled, but full of the evidence of people, these addictive intelligent and intriguing paintings play on the mind long after seeing them.
Lowery’s luminous, exploratory, beautifully structured paintings take us outside of time. His new paintings have a gentle brightness and feeling of confidence. Rhythms in the regularities and irregularities of rows of posts catching the light or bollards in silhouette point up the wide open expanses of hill, sea and sky. Alex Lowery’s ability to find freedom within constraint creates an astonishingly uplifting effect.
In easily ignored corners of West Bay and Portland, Lowery’s eyes find images at once contemporary and timeless. An ambitious and distinctive artist, he sets the looming rock face of Portland against suburban housing, sheds and shifting shingle at the edge of the Chesil Bank transforming this particular, transitional, edgy place with his changing radiant light, improvising and abbreviating to find and capture something exceptional.
Born 1957 in London, Alex Lowery studied at Bath Academy, Sir John Cass School of Art and the Central School of Art. He has painted and shown regularly in Dorset and London since 1994. He shows with Art First in London and has shown at the Estorick Collection and at Browse and Darby. His work is in many distinguished private collections as well as the Dorset County Hospital Art Collection, Great Ormond Street Hospital, St George’s Hospital Tooting and the Fidelity International Art Collection. He lives in Charmouth with the artist Vanessa Gardiner and their daughter Jessie.
Alex Lowery’s new paintings in the Radiance exhibition are shown below. Please click on an image to see it enlarged with a caption. On some screens you may have to scroll down to see the caption. Any enquiries or difficulties with the technology please reply to the page below or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01308 459511. The paintings are available to buy now.
Sladers Yard always holds a good stock of Alex’s work and we are very happy to arrange for you to view selected works by appointment. Available paintings are shown below:
Alex Lowery works brilliantly to commission. Sladers Yard have organised a number of successful commissions for him and we are always pleased to discuss ideas.
Exhibitions at Sladers Yard:
- Solo shows 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016
- Part of the “Romantic Landscape” exhibition, spring 2012, “Dorset Now” exhibition spring 2014 and other group shows at Sladers Yard.
Alex Lowery’s paintings, drawings and gouache studies are always in stock at Sladers Yard. Call us on 01308 459511 if you would like to enquire about his work. Alex also works to commission which we can arrange for you.