Jean Lowe | THINK BIG
Quint Gallery is happy to present THINK BIG by Jean Lowe at ONE in Logan Heights, San Diego. THINK BIG is a reproduction of the electric Smart Car, which was pulled off the US market in 2019 due to dwindling demand. Lowe has recently reprised an interest in constructing to-scale replicas of automobiles, which she first initiated in 2006 with the sculptural work Friendly Fire, the military-esque Hummer H2 truck which peaked in popularity during the height of the Iraq War. Lowe’s point of view has often asserted that consumer choices are always political, an ethos which follows in recent reconstructions of electric vehicles, including the SWANK TANK, which will be the focus of a full-site installation opening at Quint Gallery’s La Jolla location on October 1. THINK BIG will be on view from September 14 until October 5 before traveling to Quint’s 7655 Girard Avenue location on October 8 and 9 for a special presentation during the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival.
Jean Lowe received her MFA from the University of California, San Diego, and was a lecturer there until 2008. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. A survey of Lowe’s work, Your Place in the Multiverse, opened at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University in 2021 and traveled to the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, in March 2022. Lowe lives and works in Encinitas, CA.