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Watchlist Artist: Alexandra Rowley

Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present 'Alexandra Rowley: Process', the artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery. The photographs in the exhibition are a myriad of images, figurative and abstract alike, illustrating the concept of transformation. The artist explores the experience of “process” through different media and materials including her body, her studio, her home, her year-old child and the planet. The work speaks of the endless cycles of creation, fruition, and destruction.

The exhibition includes small polaroids of the artist studio's blotched walls and painted floors and large prints of the residue of the act of cooking become wondrous forms of color and texture. Two broken plates examine the idea of family legacy, beauty and fragility, while a failed pregnancy inspired a documentation of what was being lost and the potential to create life. The exhibition also includes a ceramic installation echoing the notion of the vessel, the home and the process of nurturing. A sound piece highlights the President speaking about the environment overlapped with the sound of a child's laughter, referring to the contrast of pure, carefree happiness and the dangers of our Earth's future. Inherent in all the work, is the element of time and cyclical continuity.

(text source: Dina Mitrani Gallery)

Alexandra RowleyUntitled, 2009, (Broken dessert plate from Aunt Claire),  50 x 40 inches,  Pigment print on archival cotton rag paper  Edition of 6; Courtesy of the artist and DINA MITRANI GALLERY.

 

More on Alexandra Rowley (b. 1972, New York City)

Alexandra Rowley was born and raised in New York City. While her images incorporate various photographic genres such as still life, landscape, portrait and interiors, much of her recent work forms a loose  - often oblique- autobiography. She plays with abstraction and minimalism and yet much of her work has a lush and visceral quality.

No matter what her subject, her images resonate with a strong sense of humanity – it’s the people, often unseen, who drive the work. Her interest in process and materials is evident as she expands beyond photography, making installations that incorporate ceramics and, as can be seen in this exhibition, sound.

Alexandra has exhibited her photographs internationally, including solo shows at Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami, GalerieSpeos in Paris andGeukens and de Vil in Belgium, as well as group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. She has had the privilege of being awarded fellowships for artist in residence programs at various foundations around the country, including Ucross Foundation and Atlantic Center for the Arts, as well as awards – most recently by PDN in 2010.

(text source: Dina Mitrani Gallery)

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(Image on top: Alexandra Rowley, Untitled (Foil after roasting beets 65) , 2010, Pigment print on archival cotton rag paper Edition of 3, 80 x 60 inches; Courtesy of the artist and DINA MITRANI GALLERY.)


Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 3/2/13 | tags: photography installation ceramics sound






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