Peter Lowe is one of Britain's most important constructionist artists and he was a key member of the influential Systems Group until the group disbanded in the mid-1970s. Lowe studied under Kenneth and Mary Martin at Goldsmith's College in London and rose to prominence in the early 1960s after his first commercial exhibition at the Drian Gallery in London. He went on to exhibit widely in major commercial and public exhibitions and his work can be found in some of the most important collections of British art, notably Tate Britain and the Arts Council. Despite his revered status amongst collectors, curators and his peers, Lowe belongs to a generation of artists memorably referred to by Alistair Grieve as ‘the neglected avant-garde'.
Our exhibition constitutes his first major solo show in 11 years, and provides the first real opportunity to appraise his work since the ground-breaking exhibition ‘A Rational Aesthetic' at Southampton City Art Gallery in 2008. We are delighted that the curator of that show, Dr Alan Fowler, has agreed to contribute an essay to our exhibition catalogue.
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