Loewe’s stunning store-cum-gallery, also known as its Miami Design District boutique (and first North American store), has brought together the works of British potter John Ward and Irish artist William McKeown. The common thread that ties the two together is that their pieces draw attention to qualities of light and colour, and the richness of the natural world.
Ward, who had 40 vessels selected by JW Anderson (Loewe’s creative director) to occupy the exhibition space, has described his desire to make pots that “can interact with the environment in interesting ways; to try and express a balance between dynamic qualities and a sense of stillness or containment”. McKeown, on the other hand, is known for his quiet yet powerful oil paintings, watercolours, and drawings that transform his memories — places he grew up in as a child or the light at a certain time of day — into meticulous layers of colour. Fifteen of his paintings are presented on a bright orange wallpaper that’s also designed by the artist, with the repeated motif of a cuckoo bird. Brought together, Ward’s pots and McKeown’s paintings are sure to get you thinking about how the world around us is perceived. The exhibition will run till March 31, 2017.