Heidi Lowe’s new exhibition, “Love Letter to Lewes,” opens on September 23rd, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. at Heidi Lowe Gallery. This exhibition investigates a place and one's relationship to it over a long period. She uses the landscape as an entry point to explore what stays the same within the changes of this area and the community’s perceptions of these. Her work in this show highlights the feelings and reflections brought about by a place that has left an impression. It speaks to care and community and to grace and growth.
Heidi combines drawing and printmaking with jewelry making in this body of work. Her method is slow and laborious, allowing her time to contemplate and redefine her relationship to place. She explores her connection to energy and the energy of a place as it creates a vortex of good. It is through this observation that the pieces emerge. The process is therapeutic, a type of mending, paying close attention to the tear or rip. By bringing the parts together, Heidi creates a new wholeness, with traces from the past functioning in the present.
“I hope this grouping of work honors the place where I come from and return to. I am grateful for the roots and the branches that this community has nurtured.” -Heidi Lowe