Jenni Sorkin and Rochelle Steiner explore Jean Lowe’s Multiverse—a mash-up of consumer impulses, in-gallery shopping, feminist critique, appropriations of art history, twists on popular culture and free take aways.
Sorkin is a professor of History of Art & Architecture at University of California, Santa Barbara, and Steiner is Curatorial Fellow at Laguna Art Museum. They will discuss Lowe’s entertaining, seductive, provocative and witty approach to life in the 21st century that addresses such diverse topics from wellness to environmentalism and from Baroque interiors to papier-mâché.
Jean Lowe will be present for a closing party that will include champagne, snacks and opportunities to interact with the exhibition.
Jean Lowe lives and works in San Diego and earned an MFA from University of California San Diego. Witty and inviting, her works are always filled with social commentary and critique as well as humor.
Jenni Sorkin writes on the intersections between gender, material culture and contemporary art. Her recent book, Art in California (Thames & Hudson, 2021), explores California as the site of tremendous diversity in the visual arts and at the forefront of cultural production throughout the 20th century. Her first book, Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (University of Chicago Press, 2016), examined the confluence of gender, artistic labor and the history of post-war ceramics.
Rochelle Steiner is a recognized curator and writer. She has organized over 60 major art exhibitions and large-scale public art projects in the United States and abroad. She has published books on artists Sarah Charlesworth and Do Ho Suh (DELMONICO • PRESTEL, 2017 and 2014), among other artists.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $30
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