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Erman B. White Gallery to feature paintings by Christopher Lowrance

Christopher Lowrance's paintings to present at the Erman B. White Gallery of Art
Published: Monday, January 24th, 2022

Artist brings his flaw challenging style to Butler Art Gallery

Butler Community College’s Art Department is hosting a painting exhibit by Christopher Lowrance from Jan. 31 to Feb. 26 at the Erman B. White Gallery of Art.  

Lowrance earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Missouri State University in 1998 and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Indiana University in 2001. He complements his studio art practice by teaching, writing about art, and occasionally curating art exhibits. His work has been included in one-person shows at Kiosk Gallery and Park University, in group exhibits at H&R Block Artspace, and Leedy-Voulkos Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.  

“It seems to me that in the present moment, there is some adventure to be had in painting’s potential to find beauty in the most unlikely places. With a bratty idea lifted from a punk rock album cover (that reminded me of a favorite Fra Angelico painting “The Mocking of Christ”), I started a series of large-scale portraits, the heads of all the figures in the paintings upside down, sideways or out of scale. This is a fundamental flaw challenging any notion of authority that’s projected by a typical portrait painting,” said Lowrance.  

The artist reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Erman B. White Gallery of Art, located in the 700 Building on the main campus in El Dorado.    

The E.B. White Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check the for more upcoming events.  

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Trisha Coates at or call (316) 322-3330.