Roles in Archive: Artist
b. 1979, Las Vegas, Nevada/Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Nate Lowman’s neo-appropriationist approach to sculpture and installation combines anthropological remains such as news media, graffiti, and bumper stickers to generate a double-edged critique of American culture. Although Lowman’s work is influenced by such earlier appropriation artists as Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, and Cady Noland, his own brand of image recycling disperses into an unstructured installation-environment in which posters, record jackets and silk-screened imagery create a large-scale narrative that ruminates on specific issues, from American gun culture to celebrity cults. Nate Lowman studied art at New York University (2001). Solo exhibitions includeAxis of Praxis: Nate Lowman Midway Contemporary Art Center, Minneapolis (2006) and The End And Other American Pastimes, Maccarone Inc. New York (2005). Selected group exhibitions include Down by Law organized by the Wrong Gallery for the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006); Slow Burn Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva (2006); Uncertain States of America Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo (2005); Greater New York P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2005); Bridge Freezes Before Road Gladstone Gallery, New York (2005); I Love Music Creative Growth, Oakland, California (2004); Drunk vs. Stoned Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York (2004); A Matter of Facts Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (2003); and Summer Program, apexart, New York (2003).