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Lowell Sipes

Born 1973 in the Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA, Lowell holds a Master of Arts in Fine Arts from Regis University, a Master of Arts in education from the Colorado Christian University, a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts at the Goddard College in Vermont. He recently moved to Adliswil, Switzerland with his Swiss wife Vera.

“To remember is a gift. At times the act of remembering can bring a myriad of sensations all at once, and they can become a timeline as diverse as a fingerprint, yet reveal themselves to be reflections of the experiences. Some memories struggle to reach the surface, distracted by thousands images and digital photographs that attempt to replace the organic need to recall. 

My work takes inspiration mostly from the natural world. It is about reviving, exploring and celebrating memories, through a mixed medium work on canvas, and though interdisciplinary installations. I enjoy acrylic paint and mediums, graphite and aerosol paint on canvas, and shaping cast-off wood into a refined vehicle for imagery and installation spaces. I utilize my own 35mm and digital photographic sources as a starting place for the images I produce.” L. Sipes  
 

THE RECREARTE EXHIBITION

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“In the Delicate Light of Morning”

By Lowell Sipes

 

Technique:   Acrylic on canvas
Size:   91 x 182cm

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The work on display consists of several site-specific canvases constructed in 2021 for a narrative installation on Whidbey Island, USA, entitled ‘Road Trip to Identity Key’, which detailed an important road trip to the Florida Keys with his late father in 1988. Included are new designs made exclusively for this opening at ReCreArte that carry forward the same theme.

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“They Wanted to be Seen”

By Lowell Sipes

 

Technique:   Acrylic on canvas
Size:  61 x 99cm

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"Everywhere You Go"

By Lowell Sipes

Technique:   Acrylic on canvas
Size:  46 x 99cm

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"Hidden"

By Lowell Sipes

Technique:   Acrylic on canvas
Size:  91 x 121 cm

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"Manta Sunrise, Kona"

By Lowell Sipes

Technique:   Acrylic on canvas
Size:  91 x 121 cm

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"Key West Mermaid"

By Lowell Sipes

Technique:   Acrylic on canvas
Size:  101 x 213 cm

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PAST EXHIBITIONS AND MORE

Lowell has had a prolific career both as an art educator and of course as an artist himself with a myriad of exhibitions, here are some highlights:

  • Solo Installation at Ft Casey State Park in Washington State (USA) in the WWII bunkers, called: ‘The Way I See Things, Sin Disculpas’, 2022.

  • In this same location he produced two other solo installations in 2017 and 2018, as well as a narrative installation called: ‘Fear and Overcoming’ in 2015.

  • Solo Installation at the OHPS Art Gallery, Whidbey Island, WA, USA, ‘Road Trip to ‘Identity’ Key, 1988’, in 2021

  • 2018 commissioned to produce a mural for the City of Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, entitled ‘The Salmon Spirit’; a nod to the lands of the Samish Tribe, on whose land the City resides. He also served on the Oak Harbor Arts Commission (2020-21)

  • 2 Solo Exhibition in 2017 and 2018 at The Machine Shop, Langley, WA, USA: ‘Skulls and Flowers’ (MAFA Thesis Exhibition), and ‘Soul Menagerie: Tales from Dark Waters’

  • 2016 and 2017 participated in the ‘Sculpt!’ exhibitions in Oak Harbor, WA, USA, 3D shows that showcased Northwest artists.

  • 2013 Art exhibition ‘Renaissance’ exhibition at the ‘Museo’ gallery in Langley, WA

  • 2013 Solo Art exhibition “Soul Foods”, in Redmond, WA, USA

  • 2010-2013 in Colorado, USA, he exhibited in several group shows in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver, displayed at the University of Alamosa, and at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, and also produced scenic paintings for several repertory theatre productions.

  • In his extensive reach towards the interdisciplinary work, he has produced licensed work for action sports and musical acts, and is currently illustrating a poetry book written by the drummer, Andrew Verdecchio.

  • Lowell has served as a curator or assistant curator in numerous events, premises and galleries since 2006, to date. For example installing the work of Vance Kirkland and several other artists  at the Lakewood Cultural Center

 

 

AS ART EDUCATOR

  • Currently:

    • Adjunct instructor for the Art of Education University in Osage, Iowa, USA

    • Teaching workshops in Zürich at the Atelier Sonnegg in Höngg and in Richterswil, SZ, Switzerland

  • Taught Art for 15 years in public school

  • Trained art instructors in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, on the topics of ‘Psychedelic Rock Posters’ and ‘Adobe Brick Construction’

  • Led mural painting workshops for the Museo de las Americas in the Denver, Colorado, USA

CONTACT

For further information, feel free to contact us:

info@recrearte.ch