Josie Lowerson’s Evocative Sculptures at Agora Gallery
01/09/2013

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the creations of Atherton artist, Josie Lowerson in Portals of Perception

Online PR News – 09-January-2013 – New York – Josie Lowerson takes on the male-dominated area of woodworking by producing beautiful wood and mixed media sculptures that reflect feminine sensuality and the struggle of women. She delicately reveals the conflict between necessity and desire; her work speaks to all who have ever had their hands tied, unable to find a moment to pursue their dreams because of day-to-day obligations. Graceful, elegant, and resonant with the sheen of wood, Lowerson’s work exhibits a high level of craftsmanship and a genuine love of shaping wood. “My passion to create in three dimension[s]… is almost a compulsion despite the physically demanding nature of my work,” she admits. Her sculptures range from very small to very large, and all of them are equally compelling.
Drawn to sculpture because of the multiple perspectives it affords to viewers, it was only by a lucky chance that she discovered her affinity for wood, since, during her schooling, girls were not allowed to study woodworking. Lowerson’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions. She currently lives and works near Cairns in North Queensland, Australia.
Exhibition Dates: January 16, 2013 – February 5, 2013
Reception: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Josie_Lowerson.aspx
About the Exhibition
If you're looking for something to brighten up the winter days and start your year on a positive note, Agora Gallery's January exhibitions are for you. The Substance of Abstraction gifts its audience with an inspiring new perspective, bringing out the mystery and attraction of the aspects of life and the world that are so often overlooked. With a beguiling charm, these artworks gently persuade you to embrace what you see - and to see the best of what is there. Joyful, lively and possessed of an appealing sense of fun, the works in Portals of Perception engage fully in both personal and shared experience, reflecting everything that is most intriguing and exciting. A perfectly poised impression of harmony pervades throughout, combining diverse themes and forms to make a wonderful, balanced whole. The exhibitions will open on January 16, 2013 and run until February 5, 2013 (opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 2013).
Featured Artists:
The Substance of Abstraction
Bibbi Ahrnstedt (Glass Artist) | VBadia | Ed Branson | Sebastian Heynig | Aivars Kisnics | Marie Marx | Paula Matthiesen | Jill Mollenhauer | Marcel Renaud | Marie Schlederer | Jose Antonio Serbia | Sherry Sweet Tewell
Portals of Perception
Debra Branitz | Alex Carr | Amparo de Florez | Claire Denarie Soffietti | Isabelle Gardelle | Donna Howard | Alan Jacobson | Tricia Kaman | Olivia Kapoor | Gary E. Koeppel | Vasiliy Kuznetsov | Josie Lowerson | Thomas Maes | Sloane Merrick | Lucy O'Donovan | Lyn Olsen | Lora Raskina | Tina Wendon
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.