Hey Sexy!: Jean Lowe @ Quint Contemporary Art, San DiegoJuxtapoz // Monday, 23 Apr 2012
Opening this past Saturday was Hey Sexy!, a solo show by California-based artist Jean Lowe. Lowe's recent paintings and installations investigate our place within a consumer society evoking the intellectually provocative while simultaneously maintaining an entertaining playfulness.
Merging decoration from 17th to 19th centuries with bold and easily recognizable products and branding of contemporary consumer culture, Lowe's work addresses the viewer actively as a participant in our consumerism driven environment, an idea that is easily grasped but also deep and expansive as it refers to the very capitalistic model that drives the progress of modernity, now embedded into our daily lives.