OPENING RECEPTION | Thursday, May 3rd, 6pm - 9pm
Bill Lowe Gallery presents artistic impresario Jimmy O’Neal in a stunning new exhibition titled, Adrift Within A Long Loving Look. This show continues his two-decade-long exploration/expansion of the physical and metaphorical capabilities of paint as a medium.
This cinematic body of work is composed of his signature mirrored paintings, taken to yet another level of surface complexity and opulence. Jimmy utilizes his technological innovation of “mirrored paint” – or “pigmentless paint” – to interpret the reality of the in-between, the space in which we exist during the shift of paradigms. Using the experience of a hot air balloon ride as the conceptual starting point, Jimmy’s work reflects the experience of a gradual movement - or transcendence - into a state of weightlessness, untethered by static landscape, or boundaries of traditional time and space. We are suspended in this reality, looking into and back at ourselves as we drift amidst a constant flow of information and data.
Capitalizing upon rigorous classical training that includes a mastery of draftsmanship, O’Neal creates visual experiences that facilitate a dialogue between a viewer’s emotional interior and universal impulses – or emanations – that forge what’s beneath the surface of our awareness. He sees this realm as one of visual poetry, harmonic in nature, composed of frequencies that surround and interact with our senses; this is the multi-dimensional Universe and our journey becomes a memory of material form – of matter. As we are carried into higher octaves – as the journey becomes accelerated, or slows – this non-existence is a spiritual contemplation, a rumination on the current state of cultural consciousness.
For almost three decades, Bill Lowe Gallery has served as a portal to global visual culture for art enthusiasts around the world. Our unique juxtaposition of style and substance is articulated in exhibitions that embrace universal and eternal considerations with great visual drama. This has earned the gallery recognition as a sanctuary for the cross-cultural intersection of beauty and meaning.
The gallery's philosophical architecture 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 mandate 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 the metaphysical aspects of history, anthropology, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, and biology. Bill Lowe Gallery has a transformative impact that forever enlightens those who experience it.
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