April 27, 2009 / Art, Uncategorized
In this art exhibit and interview, Tim Lowly invites us to challenging stories by painting his daughter Temma as an icon of sorts, pointing us outside our selves and our comfort zones, toward God and the other.
A Chicago-based artist, musician, and teacher, Tim Lowly was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 1958. As the son of medical missionaries (his father was a hospital administrator), he spent most of his youth in South Korea. He attended Calvin College and received a BFA degree in 1981. In 1981 he married Sherrie Rubingh, and their daughter Temma was born in 1985. She is profoundly disabled (cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia) and has been a primary subject of Lowly’s work. Since 1995 Lowly has been affiliated with North Park University in Chicago as gallery director, professor, and artist-in-residence. He is represented by Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles