Fool The Eye at the Nassau County Museum of Art – Jean Lowe

 

JEAN LOWE, a California artist with strong Pop affinities, uses the trope of book cover illustration to produce simulated volumes out of papiermâché and lacquer. Expressive in handling, their carefully attuned graphic style and exact transcription of printed colors convincingly capture the eye -catching appeal of vernacular book covers. Her satirical images with parody titles take on society’s obsession with a panoply of populist themes including nature, ecology, the body, self-help, advice-lit, and success.

 

Jean Lowe
Boy Crazy, 2009
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Powerball and Mega-Millions 
Made Easy, 2009
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Animal Superstars, 1996
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 1/2 x 10 x 2 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Who Was Suzy Q?, 1996
Enamel on papier-mâché
8 x 11 x 3 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
The Birdwatcher’s Cookbook, 1996
Enamel on papier-mâché
16 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
The Single Lovebird, 1980
Casein on acid-free foam board
11 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Achieve and Maintain Healthy Weight in Your Next Life, 2015
Casein on acid-free foam board
11 1/2 x 11 x 2 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Parenting Today the Old 
Testament Way, 2015
Casein on acid-free foam board
14 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Think Big, 2015
Casein on acid-free foam board
14 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Hair and Makeup in 
Contemporary Hell, 2015
Casein on acid-free foam board
14 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY

Jean Lowe
It’s Your Turn, 2015
Enamel on papier-mâché
14 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY
 
Jean Lowe
Favorite Greek Myths, 2015
Casein on acid-free foam board
14 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
Courtesy of the artist and 
McKenzie Fine Art, NY

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