In January 2017 the world lost a prodigious and prolific talent in Francesca Lowe. Fran’s passing shocked all who knew her and deeply affected a generation of artists and peers. Generosity, wit, ambitious determination, and a unique and complex vision established Fran at the heart of a community of artists who miss her terribly. Fran leaves behind her husband, the artist Gavin Nolan, and their four-year-old son Uli.
In Memoriam brings together a wide and influential group of contemporary artists in celebration of Fran’s life and art. The exhibition will consist of 60 leading artists – from the most exciting emerging talent to the prominent and established. It will take place for one day only on 8 November 2017 in a 10,500-square foot space at the Old Truman Brewery in east London’s Brick Lane.
In Memoriam will be a unique event organised and supported by a rich and dynamic community of artists, curators, gallerists and other artworld protagonists who are collectively determined to help support Fran’s legacy and family. Works in the show will be for sale and will form an online auction. Bidding will begin at 50% of the usual gallery price, and you can register and bid here: InMemoriamFrancescaLowe.com. Bidding will be online via the website only and will end when the exhibition closes at 9pm on 8 November.
The exhibition will be organised by Zavier Ellis (gallery director (CHARLIE SMITH LONDON), curator (including THE FUTURE CAN WAIT), publisher, collector); Simon Rumley (curator (including THE FUTURE CAN WAIT), film director, collector); Kiera Bennett, Reece Jones and Alex Gene Morrison (artists and co-founders of The Rockwell Project).
All proceeds will go to the Nolan Lowe family. After Nyne hopes that you will assist a project that is not only an excellent cause, but which also promises to be one of the great London shows.