Lowry & Rawson - A Conversation

5 - 15 December 2019

Lowry/Rawson – A Conversation, presents 14 rare signed artworks by British Modern Master L.S. Lowry to be shown alongside the exciting contemporary mixed media artist James Rawson.

L.S. Lowry,  famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century. Having developed his distinctive style of painting, Lowry is best known for his urban landscapes filled with crowds of people often referred to as "matchstick men".  Amongst the collection on display we have ‘The Pond’, an iconic work by Lowry with the original on display in London’s Tate Britain.

depictions of everyday life in the industrialised North of England during the mid 20th Century carries the energy and personality of the time whilst evoking a sense of nostalgia.  The industrial theme of L.S. Lowry’s work is in tandem with James Rawson’s minimalist, sculptural artworks, created with enigmatic structures through his clever use of charcoal. 

 

Each of Rawson’s material-driven process is deeply minimalist in appearance, resonating with enigmatic structures and ideal sculptural forms.  His works recall the influence of Minimalism and the Gutai avant-garde movement. By placing emphasis on the process and act of artistic creation, rather than a stylised compositional narrative, Rawson's art is as conceptual as it is physical. At once, he removes the artist's gestural hand while simultaneously conveying the physical, corporeal reality of the art object itself.  Grounded with the burnt embers of charcoal, there is tactile and textured nature to the artwork, where there remains a presence a human quality of the artwork, with viewers often tempted to reach out and interact with each piece directly.

 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see these exciting and treasured artworks on your doorstep.  ‘Lowry and Rawson – Life and Matter’ opens on Thursday 5th December between 18:30 and 20:30 and will continue until December 15th.