Nate Lowman: I wanted to be an artist but all I got was this lousy career


This publication is the catalogue for the artist's solo exhibition at the Brant Foundation from September 12, 2012 through March 3, 2013. The exhibition featured recent and new work including paintings, collage and sculpture. Dusted with mythological fear, loathing, and spiritual desertification, Nate Lowman’s work cuts up and reassembles the movies, the street, history, and the news. From a bank teller window shot through with bullets, to black crucifixes modeled on New York City tow truck equipment, to blonde, spectral Marilyn, scarred and bloodied by de Kooning’s violent brushstrokes, Lowman gravitates toward crimes, absurdities, slip-ups, tragedies, travesties, laughing stocks, write-offs, and disasters. “People treat images the same way that they treat vacation," he says. “I’m trying not to be a tourist all the time–or at least not concerning the interpretation of information.”