Nate Lowmans new works to focus on Las Vegas mass shooting

Nate Lowman, Picture 4 (2018) Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner

The US artist Nate Lowman will unveil a series of new paintings at David Zwirner gallery in London entitled October 1, 2017 (2 October-9 November), based on crime scene photographs of the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October 2017. Fifty nine people were killed after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Las Vegas Strip.

The police released photographs of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and surrounding area where Paddock carried out the attack. “Lowman, who was born in Las Vegas, began translating the images, one by one, into paintings, in part as an attempt to grapple with the unanswerable questions posed by the shooting,” says a gallery statement.

Nate Lowman, Picture 1 (2019) Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner

The work Picture 1 (2019) shows a detail of a hallway door that was blasted by the gunman in a bid to stop police from gaining access to his hotel room on the 32nd floor. Picture 26 (2018), which “appears at first glance as a blown-out, colour field abstraction […] references a photo of pulverised bullet residue on fuel tanks at the adjacent McCarran International Airport”, the statement adds. Picture 4 (2018) is based on a photograph of the hallway leadinRead More – Source

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