Lowell Ryan Projects presents “Snowing Sun,” a solo exhibition by Beacon, NY-based artist Andy Mister. The exhibition runs through August 13, 2022.

Andy Mister, Snowing Sun, Nepal; courtesy of artist and gallery

This will be Andy Mister’s first exhibition with the gallery and in Los Angeles. Consisting of twelve works on paper mounted on wooden panel, straddling the line between painting and drawing or as the artist clarifies “drawn paintings,” the works in “Snowing Sun” explore the concept of a visual depiction of a landscape as if through the lens of a poet.

In the main downstairs gallery, seven large-scale works depicting imposing snow-covered mountains are set against images of waves both retreating and crashing. Executed in a monochromatic palette of carbon pencil and charcoal, the meticulously rendered imagery is set against swaths of cool purple and cerulean acrylic washes. 

In the upper gallery space, an ombré palette of pinks, soft oranges and lavender enliven blooming flowers mounted on oval shaped panels. 

The title “Snowing Sun” is a reference to a favorite lyric from the Italian rock band, Bellini, “We crossed the ocean to see the snowing sun,” referring to the visual imagery in the exhibition, but also his identification with the band. As Mister notes, the “band is lead by an Italian couple who are Buddhists, but they make this loud kind of jarring music. I always related to that on a personal level.”

On view: July 9, 2022 – August 13, 2022

What: “Snowing Sun,” Andy Mister
Where: Lowell Ryan Projects, 4619 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
Website: https://www.lowellryanprojects.com/