60 high-profile and emerging artists are uniting for a fund raising exhibition in honour of the artist Francesca Lowe, who suddenly passed away at the age of 37 earlier this year.
Lowe’s work was featured in the Beijing Biennale in 2008, and she won the Red Mansion Prize in 2003 and the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art in 2004. An alumni of Central Saint Martins, the Ruskin School of Drawing, and the Royal Academy Schools, she described her work as “exploring the human journey through life and time”.
Now various luminaries of the contemporary art scene have rallied together to celebrate her life, while also raising funds to support her legacy and family.
Artists including Julian Opie, Mark Wallinger, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, and Polly Morgan have contributed work for the two-week online auction ‘In Memoriam‘. Work by Lowe’s husband, the artist Gavin Nolan, is also for sale.
An exhibition of the works takes place at London’s Old Truman Brewery on Wednesday 8 November.
Zavier Ellis, exhibition co-organiser and director of Shoreditch art gallery Charlie Smith London, said: “Francesca was a beautiful, charismatic, hugely talented artist. The response to the exhibition from artists, collectors and the general artworld public globally has been overwhelming.
“We have been humbled and enthused by the way the artistic community has rallied to celebrate Fran’s life and work, and to help create a legacy for her young family.”
Other artists contributing to the auction and exhibition include Matt Calderwood, Chantal Joffe, Anne Hardy, Marcus Harvey, and Jonathan Yeo.
The In Memoriam Francesca Lowe exhibition takes place at Old Truman Brewery Units G4 & G5, Ely’s Yard, London, E1 6QR on 8 November 2017. The online auction can be found at www.inmemoriamfrancescalowe.com
1. Des Lawrence, Fran, 2017
2. Polly Morgan, A Reluctant Mind (Robin-Chat), 2016
3. Tom Butler, Eddison, 2015
4. Mark Wallinger, Self Portrait (Freehand 103), 2014