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SELECTED WORKS BY Steven Lowery

Night People vs Creeping Meatballism
Steven Lowery
Night People vs Creeping Meatballism

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
CHICKEN IN A BASKET. OUR SURVEY SAID. IT’S NOT EASY BEING A DOLPHIN. In Steven Lowery’s drawings, snippets of overheard language crash and slide together, trying to squeeze each other out of the picture. Fragments from stand up routines run up against slogans from adverts; conversations overheard in the post office queue or in the pub share space with song lyrics and mad neologisms. The effect is one of visual noise, compounded by Lowery’s blazing, psychedelic palette, somewhat comparable to 1960s rock posters that aimed to find a visual correlative for the trippy tunes they sought to promote.
Lowery has discussed the influence of music in his work, from the free jazz of Ornette Coleman to the free form rants and non-sequiturs of The Fall’s Mark E Smith. The atmosphere in Lowery’s work, though, as in some of The Fall’s records, is one of overwhelmed and exhausted despair.
ANY OLD CRAP IN ANY OLD ORDER, says one line, like the perplexed words of a critic spat back in furious sarcasm. One work, Fulcrum Grafter Masher, is dominated by a line from Tony Hancock’s suicide note: THINGS JUST WENT WRONG TOO MANY TIMES. That might be a way of summarising what Lowery calls his “desperate dissatisfaction” with the world of popular culture (“hate-fostering tabloids, listless reality TV”), but it’s also a disingenuous attitude: there’s a wild creative energy driving Lowery’s work that might be called, though cautiously, a celebration.
Knave Brew World
Steven Lowery
Knave Brew World

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
Can Tongues Jump Through Hoops
Steven Lowery
Can Tongues Jump Through Hoops

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
Its Not Easy Being a Dolphin
Steven Lowery
Its Not Easy Being a Dolphin

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
Fulcrum Grafter Masher
Steven Lowery
Fulcrum Grafter Masher

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
Up the Down Escalator
Steven Lowery
Up the Down Escalator

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
Gnashins Still in Fashion
Steven Lowery
Gnashins Still in Fashion

2003

Biro on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
Fed-Ex to Munchen
Steven Lowery
Fed-Ex to Munchen

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
You should Never Spit in the Faces of Strangers only in the Mouths of Friends
Steven Lowery
You should Never Spit in the Faces of Strangers only in the Mouths of Friends

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
I am the King
Steven Lowery
I am the King

2003

Mixed media on paper

29 x 20.5 cm
Text by Ben Street

Steven Lowery's BIOGRAPHY

Steven Lowery
Born in 1980, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Lives and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK



SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
X-Centric. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA. U.S.A
Graphomania. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA. U.S.A

2011
Double Vision. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA. U.S.A
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. Jerwood Space, London

2010
Citizen Art. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. U.S.A
James Siena: From the Studio. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A

2009
National Open Art Competition (regional prize winner), Chichester
Fringe MK Painting Prize (Runner Up Prize Winner), Milton Keynes
Palms. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. U.S.A
Garish. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. U.S.A
Champagne & Baloney. Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York

2008
Narcissus. Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. U.S.A

2007
Non-Declarative Drawing. The Drawing Center. New York

2006
Sugar Coated. Artsway, Sway, New Forest

2005
Fresh Milk: Current Slade Painters. Milk Gallery, New York
Young Gods. Clapham Art Gallery, London
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Snooker Player. Bookville @ Waygood Gallery, Newcastle

2004
New Contemporaries. The Coach Shed, Liverpool & The Barbican, London