“Rainbow Girl” features a pictorial conversation of Lowly’s 30-year project centered on his daughter Temma, who is disabled. As with other works that Lowly has made related to Temma, his intentions are complex, including approaching painting as a kind of material poetry and as a catalyst for viewers’ self-reflection.
Lowly will give an informal talk about his work on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon. A closing reception in the gallery is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, from 6-9 p.m.
This is Lowly’s first solo exhibition in Chicago since 2010, and all events at the gallery are free and open to the public.
As a part of the exhibition, Lowly will also showcase an ongoing collaborative piece, “Without Moving (After Guy Chase),” in the Student Union.