Prographica and Koplin Del Rio Gallery is pleased to announce two joint solo exhibitions, opening October 18th: The Erasing, by David Bailin, and Radiator, by Tim Lowly. Having shown regularly with Koplin Del Rio at its former location in Los Angeles, this will mark the first solo exhibition in Seattle for both Bailin and Lowly. While varying stylistically, these separate bodies of work share the common thread of psychological narrative attempting to explore human mental states, spirituality, and existence itself, through the lenses of each artists intimate relationships with their subjects - for Bailin, his father, and for Lowly, his daughter, Temma.
David Bailin | The Erasing
The Erasing, a series of large-scale works on paper, was begun in 2015 as an avenue for Bailin to express his father’s deteriorating memory as a result of Alzheimer’s Disease. This series is an attempt to convey the psychological devastation that the disease has on those suffering from it, and the loved ones who bear witness to what is essentially the fading, or erasing, of a person. At first glance, the charcoal drawings appear as abstractions; recognizable figures, places and subjects slowly registering in the viewer’s focus. Bailin illustrates memories from his childhood in layers and proceeds in drawing and erasing, erasing and drawing and erasing again. Thus reflecting his father’s fragmented memory.
Tim Lowly | Radiator
"I see her face every day."
Comprised of seven paintings completed over the course of the last year, including one monumental work, Radiator, which lends the exhibition its title, this body of work is a continuation of Lowly’s long-term project involving his daughter, Temma. Often referring to her as “profoundly other,” Lowly explores issues of meaning, identity, spirituality and politics in his paintings of Temma, which can be understood as reflections on subtle–perhaps mystical–kinds of agency that she manifests.
David Bailin | Bio
Tim Lowly | Bio
Tim Lowly is an interdisciplinary artist, working with painting, drawing, installation, digital media, photography and music: both individually and collaboratively. The central pillar of Tim's art has been his daughter Temma who is, in his words, “profoundly other”. The clinical diagnoses of “multiple impairment” or “spastic quadriplegia” do little to address the compelling presence of this young woman and the way her being and essence have shaped her father’s work.
Tim Lowly was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina in 1958. The son of medical missionaries, he spent most of his youth in South Korea. He received a BFA degree from Calvin College in 1981. Tim, his wife Sherrie and daughter Temma currently reside in Northbrook, Illinois. Since 1994 Tim has been affiliated with North Park University in Chicago as professor, gallery director, and artist-in-residence. His work is included in the permanent collections of multiple institutions, including: The Frye Museum, Seattle, WA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, The Long Beach Museum of art, Long Beach, CA and The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.