Lindsay Amanda Lowcock
‘What you step over when you come out of the opera.’
January 16th – 1st Febuary 2015
Lowcock’s work is a challenging, but empathic look at exclusion, poverty, depression and the class divide that ruptures the country. Utilising audio-visual techniques that pound the senses, Lowcock’s exhibition succeeded to undermine the lazy stereotypes pervasive in society that help stymie social progress.
An in-depth look at the mindscape of the downtrodden. In 1990 Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young, 6th Baronet, conservation politician said when asked about the poor and the homeless that “The homeless are what you step over when you come out of the opera.” Lowcock’s powerful work is a direct reply to every over privileged inexperienced low life meddler to confront the results of their economic experiments. This 10 year retrospective collection of installations (2004-2014) that reflects the artist’s volatile circumstances was reworked and developed into an instrument of class war.