Tim Lowly | Radiator
"I see her face every day."
Comprised of seven paintings completed over the course of the last year, including one monumental work, Radiator, which lends the exhibition its title, this body of work is a continuation of Lowly’s long-term project involving his daughter, Temma. Often referring to her as “profoundly other,” Lowly explores issues of meaning, identity, spirituality and politics in his paintings of Temma, which can be understood as reflections on subtle–perhaps mystical–kinds of agency that she manifests.
"I think of the making of art as a relational practice, a representational practice,a political practice, a conceptual practice, a material practice, a contemplative practice, a practice in being (present to), a practice in longing, a practice in loving*"
* Loving: to deeply and empathetically engage the other towards giving the other agency.
Tim Lowly was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina in 1958. The son of medical missionaries, he spent most of his youth in South Korea. He received a BFA degree from Calvin College in 1981. Tim, his wife Sherrie and daughter Temma currently reside in Northbrook, Illinois. Since 1994 Tim has been affiliated with North Park University in Chicago as professor, gallery director, and artist-in-residence.