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Alex Lowery

Light Industrial

21 February – 23 March, 2012

West Bay 236, oil on linen, 56 x 102 cmAlex Lowery, West Bay 240 (large version), oil on linen, 81 x 173 cmAlex Lowery, West Bay 244, 2011, oil on linen, 46 x 96 cmAlex Lowery, Portland 85, oil on linen, 41 x 71 cmAlex Lowery, Portland 66, oil on canvas, 30 x 50 cmAlex Lowery, Portland 84, oil on canvas, 46 x 110 cmAlex Lowery, Portland 82, oil on canvas, 56 x 123 cmAlex Lowery, Portland 83, oil on linen, 30 x 36 cmAlex Lowery, Portland 70, 2008, oil on linen, 26 x 32 cm

Dorset's West Bay and the neighbouring island of Portland have become leitmotifs in Lowery's practice. The marine light which is pervasive in all his work suggests the sea, while describing the forms that exist for the most part at its edge; the piers and jetties, ware­houses, seafront houses, cliffs, shingle, concrete sea breakers, and even an airport runway on Portland. With the elegance and silence of modernist design, he composes still lives from light industrial subjects to create a distinctive beauty, empty of human form but largely focused on what is man-made.

Alex Lowery, Financial Times