Bill Lowe Gallery presents La Splendeur Des Trois Reines (The Splendor of the Three Queens), a dynamic exploration of the wonders and intricacies of human nature in a three-person show of paintings and encaustic works by Barbara Brenner, Brenda Rehrig and Karen Schwartz. The works comprising this show delve into the unexplainable psychological, instinctual and subconscious dimensions of life. This group of artists employs a variety of technical devices to visually convey the incomprehensible, the magical and the mysterious.

Each artist has achieved a superior mastery of their media and each exceeds the traditional limitations of their material. Barbara Brenner uses the ancient encaustic process to layer wax through opulent “pours” in a manner that results in sweeping, elegant images with surfaces that are both sensually beautiful and spiritually transcendent. Karen Schwartz harnesses sweeping gestural line and aggressive layering of oil to convey the emotional potency of the human form engaged in action, whether dance, athletics or more carnal endeavors. Brenda Rehrig takes the encaustic process to unprecedented new levels of complexity. She not only works with pouring wax but further challenges it with a process of primordial extensions called “accretion”. The results is beautiful works that are at once biological and archeological.

 

 


The philosophical architecture of Bill Lowe Gallery is built upon a reverence for the alchemical nature of artistic expression. Our vision honors the profoundly spiritual nature of visual language and the role it can play in affecting paradigm shifts at both a personal and societal level.

It is with this recognition that we have assembled a world-class stable of artists who intuitively have their fingers on the pulse of the Universe. Their expression is not an ironic or satirical look at the human condition. Instead, the gallery’s program presents powerful, content-driven works that utilize technical mastery and a visual eloquence to transform the human heart and soul at intimate levels.

For our collectors, the gallery is an oasis of beauty. Of civility. Of contemplation. This is coupled with a dynamism informed by a world view rooted in metaphysics, spirituality, philosophy, psychology and biology. Bill Lowe Gallery is a transformative experience that forever enlightens those who experience it. The gallery facilitates interaction between a broad cross-section of our community with an exotic array of artistic voices and languages to amplify and expand an unfolding cultural conversation.

Bill Lowe Gallery has become an institution in our region. We are widely considered the pre-eminent contemporary art gallery in the Southern United States. Our long presence in Los Angeles has fueled a kinetic dialogue between the East and West coasts. We approach the next decade of our mandate with clarity, commitment and excitement.



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