Molly Lowe, Still from Redwood, 2016. HD video, color, sound. 60 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Hammer Projects: Molly Lowe

In her newest body of work, Molly Lowe focuses on the ways in which social media has impacted all of us, altering our sense of reality, community, and ourselves.

Working across a range of media—including sculpture, video, and painting—New York-based artist Molly Lowe addresses the complicated, and often fraught, relationship many of us have with technology. She is particularly interested in the ways in which technology has altered the way we experience “reality,” how we build community, and how it has impacted our psyches, emotional well-being, and attention spans. In this new body of work, Lowe considers how the proliferation of images we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing on various social media platforms causes us to experience happiness, joy, dread, and anxiety just in the time it takes to make a few swipes or clicks. Has our image saturated culture made us more sensitive or utterly desensitized? Are we really "connecting" or are we stuck in a voyeuristic echo chamber?

Hammer Projects: Molly Lowe is organized by MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial assistant. 


Molly Lowe (b. 1983, Palo Alto, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Lowe received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2012. She has had exhibitions and performances at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY (2014); SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY (2013); and Performa 13, New York, NY (2013). Her films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2017) and JOAN, Los Angeles (2016). Lowe has participated in residencies at The Shandaken Project, Storm King Art Center, Storm King, NY (2015); Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY (2015); Recess Art, New York, NY (2013); and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (2008). In 2015, she received the New York Foundation for the Arts interdisciplinary artist fellowship award and she was recently nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award.

Hammer Projects is presented in memory of Tom Slaughter and with support from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Hammer Projects is made possible by a gift from Hope Warschaw and John Law. Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy. Additional support is provided by Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley.