Forum 61: Lowry Burgess
Lowry Burgess, a Pittsburgh-based conceptual and environmental artist and professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring the earth, universe, cosmology, and humankind’s relationship to these elements in his art for more than 30 years. Through various media including painting, video, and environmental installation, Burgess investigates metaphors of body/nature, skin/landscape, and inside/outside, as well as issues of psychology, fantasy, and dreams, in his attempts to understand the connections between humans and divergent cultures. This exhibition will feature several monumental, colorful, and richly illustrative paintings Burgess has been working on for more than 40 years with various cosmological themes as their subject matter.
General support for the exhibition program at Carnegie Museum of Art is provided by grants from the Heinz Endowments and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.