Alex Lowery
17 April to 17 May, 2007


Alex Lowery continues to mine and develop landscape subjects close at hand where he lives in west Dorset, with the singular harbour of West Bay providing a kind of stylistic touchstone, against which newer motifs can be tried and tested. Among these more recent subjects are the very different challenges presented by semi-industrial Portland, and a patch of gorse strewn heathland.

Using his eye for the inner qualities latent in ordinary experience, his method involves the paring away of extraneous detail, with the aim of leaving a luminous simplicity; the subject is refashioned, fused into painted images charged with an understated poetry.