Mini Catalogue Nate Lowman

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In 2018 we marked Astrup Fearnley Museet’s 25th anniversary with a series of smaller exhibitions of important artists from the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Nate Lowman – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection (04.13. – 05.13.2018), was the third in our series of anniversary exhibitions.

Nate Lowman (b. 1979) moves within the American art world, and consumer and media society more generally, continually rearranging the visual signifiers he encounters. He gathers the raw materials for his art from news, popular media and art history and digests them through his own reading, thoughts and feelings. His images are never innocent: they carry a clear political message, which often has to do with violence in American society. An acute sense of injustice often reveals itself in his layered narratives. However, the overall mood is rarely a sense of outrage; rather, it is one of sadness mixed with sarcasm and a dark humour.
The exhibition included many of Lowman’s important works from the past 14 years, ranging from silk prints and sculptures to his distinctive alkyd paintings and large wall collages, combining material appropriated from popular culture with his own paintings and sculptures.

Curator: Gunnar B. Kvaran
Language: english and norwegian
Paperback: 18,7 x 14 cm.
ISBN: 978-82-93654-04-9

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