Mary Lowe - The Drawn Together Collective - Brandon
- Opening Reception: April 13, 7pm
- Lunch and Look: April 14, 1pm
- Artist Spotlight Video: Online May 14, 2023
Main Gallery - April 13 to June 17, 2023
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
MARY LOWE ART SHOW IN BRANDON
Mary Lowe Biography Mary grew up in Regina Saskatchewan, with three passions, art, ballet, and horses. She moved to Winnipeg on a dance scholarship and later graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BFA degree, majoring in sculpture, this became a new passion. Mary and her husband, Eric Lowe now live on a farm in rural Manitoba. Eric was also an artist and potter so Mary was able to resume her love for clay sculpture.
She became a member of the Hamiota Art Club where she discovered an affinity for watercolour painting. Mary received a Manitoba Arts Council grant and completed a MAWA, mentorship under Ann Fallis. Her clay sculptures and watercolour paintings have been shown in solo and group shows in galleries in rural Manitoba, Winnipeg, Ontario, and at the Calgary Stampede. Mary has also participated in many juried art shows in Manitoba. Mary and her daughter Erica have painted 15 large outdoor murals in many towns in southwestern Manitoba. Artist Statement Her sculpture and painting depict rural farm life.
The beauty I see in rural Manitoba captivates me with its many changing hues and temperatures. Such as animals enjoying the spring grass under the heat of the sun. This is such a peaceful sight to me. I love the shapes, colours and their curious faces. Through my art I want to communicate my love for domesticated farm animals. My sculptures capture these elegant forms, their spirit and the beauty of their faces. I want my work to speak to others. So, they can also see and appreciate the beauty of these large and lovely creatures.