Bill Lowe Gallery celebrates our 27th anniversary with "Hidden Show", a compelling exhibition by renowned French-African painter Frank Schroeder.

Schroeder's new series addresses universal and eternal themes rooted in a contentious dynamism between opposing - but intricately related - spiritual and emotional realms. In a scale typically reserved for historical painting, Schroeder draws distinct lines between ancient and classical narratives with the psychological zeitgeist of contemporary culture. These are often presented with excruciating poignancy in overtly, religiously-inspired tableaux composed of enigmatic archetypes that challenge the viewer into existential exploration.

His elegantly rendered forms intermingle in veiled theatrical depictions of highly nuanced human dramas as ancient as time but even more relevant in our hyper-stimulated world. Utilizing techniques informed by the late Cubist work of Picasso, these works spring from an affinity for experimental composition and collaging as devices to underscore the jarring juxtaposition of perceptions in a time of polarized cultural ideals.

There is a real dialogue between Schroeder's paintings and the viewer. His intention is that the audience becomes immediately engaged on both an aesthetic and conceptual level. The paintings probe individual and societal vanities and lay bare enduring truths about humanity. A skilled conductor, Schroeder's virtuosity orchestrates a requirement that every spectator become an actor in his psycho-dramas.

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“For art to be great it must seem a spontaneous product of nature, born not willed; and for this to happen genius is necessary, an original power freed from the restraint of inherited rules.”
                                                                                                                          (Immanuel Kant)


The philosophical architecture of Bill Lowe Gallery is built upon a reverence for the alchemical nature of artistic expression. Our vision honors the profoundly spiritual nature of visual language and the role it can play in affecting paradigm shifts at both a personal and societal level.

It is with this recognition that we have assembled a world-class stable of artists who intuitively have their fingers on the pulse of the Universe. Their expression is not an ironic or satirical look at the human condition. Instead, the gallery’s program presents powerful, content-driven works that utilize technical mastery and a visual eloquence to transform the human heart and soul at intimate levels.

For our collectors, the gallery is an oasis of beauty. Of civility. Of contemplation. This is coupled with a dynamism informed by a world view rooted in metaphysics, spirituality, philosophy, psychology and biology. Bill Lowe Gallery is a transformative experience that forever enlightens those who experience it. The gallery facilitates interaction between a broad cross-section of our community with an exotic array of artistic voices and languages to amplify and expand an unfolding cultural conversation.

Bill Lowe Gallery has become an institution in our region. We are widely considered the pre-eminent contemporary art gallery in the Southern United States. Our long presence in Los Angeles has fueled a kinetic dialogue between the East and West coasts. We approach the next decade of our mandate with clarity, commitment and excitement.



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