Dina Mitrani Gallery is pleased to present Alexandra Rowley: Process, opening with a reception for the artist on Saturday, January 26 at 7 pm. This is 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 andmaterials including subjects such as her own body, studio, home, her year-old child and the planet.The work speaks of the endless cycles of creation, fruition, and destruction. Similar to her 2009 Portrait exhibition, the work stems from personal experience yet explores universal themes.
The exhibition includes small polaroids of the artist’s studio blotched walls and painted floors; large prints of the remnants of cooked meals in a pan 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 clay 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 the artist’s son’s laughter, referring to the contrast of pure, carefree happiness and the danger’s of our Earth’s future. Inherent in all the work, is the element of time and cyclical continuity.
Alexandra Rowley was born and raised in New York City, and studied photography at the Speos Ecole de la Photographie, Paris, France. She has exhibited her work internationally, including shows at Clamp Art in New York, Rose Gallery in Santa Monica and Geukens and de Vil in Belgium. She has had fellowships at the UCross Foundation and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and her work is included in various public and private collections including the Ritz Carlton Hotel and W Hotel.