Exhibition: Ballad of the Blue Heron
Ballad of the Blue Heron
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
May 27 - August 20, 2023
EXHIBITION - Hillstrom Museum of Art, Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe
Battle at the River Bottom: Drawings and Videos by Kristen Lowe
Hillstrom Museum of Art
Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, MN
Opens November 22. 2021
Reception November 22, 7-9 p.m.
Artist talk November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Closed during Thanksgiving Break November 24-28
Closed during holiday recess, December 21-January 2
Closes on Tuesday, January 25, 4PM
Hillstrom Museum of Art hours:
Director: Don Myers: 507-933-7171
Gallery Assistant: Colleen Hanson
EXHIBITION - The Watkins Gallery, Winona State University
Ballad of the Red Fox exhibition - Form + Content Gallery
Minneapolis, MN—Form & Content Gallery, in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis is pleased to announce Kristen Lowe's exhibition, “Ballad of the Red Fox.” The artist introduces a new body of work utilizing new materials and processes—first hand-carving richly painted soft wood with intricate patterned, animal occupied compositions to generate “drawings” that reveal detailed charcoal scenes nestled within the landscape. Though neither dialogue nor vocal narration is used the influence of Scandinavian ballads represent the artist's deep longing to integrate her aesthetic education as an artist growing up in the United States with her Scandinavian heritage.
The exhibition includes more than a dozen (various sizes and price points) artworks.
Show opens, Thursday, September, 16, 2021 - closes October 23rd.
Opening reception: Saturday, September, 18, 2021 - 6-8PM
Artist's zoom talk: Sunday September 26, 4PM- 5PM
2019 Award of Excellence from juror Roger Boulay at Carnegie Center for the Arts, Mankato MN
Kristen Lowe's piece contains an astonishing command of charcoal. The work has spontaneity and surprises, yet other passages of patient, deliberate mark-making. There have been several articles written about the artist Anish Kapoor acquiring the exclusive rights to Vantablack, apparently, the darkest substance known. I wonder if Kapoor would reevaluate after seeing the fish in Lowe's drawing, rendered impossibly black by both the artist's masterful application of charcoal to paper as well as the impending doom of the fish's fate.
2018 Award of Excellence from juror, Chad Rutter at Carnegie Center for the Arts, Mankato MN
This was one of the first pieces that caught my eye in the crowd of work when I first entered the gallery. It is bold and rich as you would expect a charcoal drawing to be, but cleanly articulated with a range of mark making that never feels disparate. As for subject, where much wildlife art is a faithful rendering of a frozen moment, this is a piece that acknowledges the experience of kinetic action. We do not just admire the form of the bird; we hear the sound of impact and feel the spray of water.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - May 7th 2015
City Pages A List - May 8th 2015
Southwest Metro Magazine - Sept 2014
Minneapolis St Tribune feature - December 6th 2013
Public Television - Minnesota Original - September 15th 2012
Hillstrom Museum Exhibition - Sep 12-Nov 6 2011