Rick Lowe's (LF 2002) latest artwork is a backyard barbecue. It's also community project development.
Bringing together Iraqis, Jordanians, Burmese, Ghanaians, Ethiopians, Sudanese, African-Americans, Mexicans, Hondurans, Nepalese and Peruvians from the neighborhood of Vickery Meadow in Dallas, Lowe leads the community in planning a market and art gallery. The whole enterprise constitutes a work he calls Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow. In an article for D Magazine, writer Peter Simak experiences Lowe’s "social practice art" and muses on the boundaries of contemporary art practice.
Photo by Eric Hester courtesy of Project Row Houses