Poet, artist, and futurist Lucas Lowman will debut his first professional body of work at The Living Gallery. On February 23, 2023, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The Brooklyn Brewery sponsors the Art Exhibition ‘The Lost Found.’ And the exhibit is produced by professional artist Borbay, Time Out Magazine’s Most Creative New Yorker.
As a beneficiary of exceptional mentorship over the years, Borbay has committed to paying it forward by helping mentor young artists. Unfortunately, few artists know where to begin when organizing their first art exhibition— it is frightening. This is where Borbay’s experience and commitment to paying forward become helpful in the ‘The Lost Found’ exhibition.
When Borbay began following Lucas on Instagram, he was astonished by Lucas’s work and found it to be emotive and compelling. Borbay said, “the mix of prose and imagery kept me coming back daily. As a painter, I’ve witnessed the ripple of panic AI has sent down the collective spine of fine artists. Rather than a perceived replacement to brush and canvas, Lowman’s approach represents a unique collaboration between man and machine.”
ABOUT ‘THE LOST FOUND’ EXHIBIT
Many artists are afraid of embracing Artificial Intelligence [AI]; however, Lucas combines poetry and Artificial Intelligence to deliver his vision.
Utilizing specific and abstract prompts, Lowman harnesses Artificial Intelligence to create his vibrant, provocative works. Each of the twenty digitally generated images has been printed, scanned, and re-printed in ultra-HD, mounted under acrylic glass, uniquely marked, and is accompanied by hand-written prose. While each work is part of an overarching story, all twenty pieces stand alone as singular works of art.
Artificial Intelligence’s impact on art and the world has created a great deal of controversy. Lowman spends his days wrestling with a machine’s mind. Programs like Midjourney, Dall•E, and Stable Diffusion break down barriers. The only natural barrier between an artist and a tabula rasa—is an idea.
LOWMAN’S THOUGHTS ON AI
“Prompts can be like poetry. Sometimes the machine shows me something inconceivable. Others, I push the machine to show me what I want to see. Regardless of the driving force, there’s always a story. It is an incredible tool for worldbuilding. The AI often produces surreal images that are always a little off, like the party pictures recently featured in the New York Post. I delight in using this. Something about these impressive results repulses yet draws us in. I may be naïve, but I am not fearful of AI overtaking humanity. Rather, I am hopeful of humanity living alongside AI.”
Lucas Lowman is a writer, artist and futurist living in Brooklyn with his fiancée, Ciara Casapao.
Borbay is the owner/operator of Borbay Studios & Gallery, co-founder of NFToftheART, and a professional artist based in Victor. As a self-represented artist, Borbay began producing shows at Wix Lounge in Union Square, Publicis Modem’s Meatpacking District HQ, M&T Bank on Madison Square Park, and wine bars. All possible because of his partnerships while painting around Manhattan, on location, meeting people, and putting himself out there.
A chance commission took Borbay to Jackson Hole in 2015, which changed his life and that of his family. That trip influenced the relocation to Victor, Idaho, in 2016—a town of 2,088, situated in the Teton Mountains, 45 minutes from Jackson Hole.
Teton County, Wyoming, is the wealthiest county in America, and moving to Victor, ID, has proven beneficial not only for Borbay but also for his family and career. It is through a friendship formed with David and Lauren Lowman when they commissioned a painting of Zabar that he met their son Lucas and was immediately impressed with his work.
ABOUT THE BROOKLYN BREWERY
The Brooklyn Brewery started with a dream to return brewing to Brooklyn, once a powerhouse of American beer production. Today our beers travel to more than half the United States and over thirty countries.
Our James Beard Award-winning Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, and his team brew everything from classic styles to bold experiments and collaborate with brewers, innovators, and artists from around the globe.
The Brooklyn Brewery 7 N 11th Street—Williamsburg
ABOUT THE LIVING GALLERY
The Living Gallery is an Art Gallery and an Event Space that hosts art classes and workshops. Our mission is to unite people and inspire communication and understanding through the arts. The Living Gallery is available to rent for exhibitions, photo shoots, pop-up shops, family events, filming, and more.
The Living Gallery 1094 Broadway—Bushwick
Beyond the opening reception on February 23, 2023, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Lowman and Borbay will be on-site at The Living Gallery on February 24, 2023, from 1:00 to 7:00 PM for additional viewings.