Created during Rowan’s Fellowship at the Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House in April 2021 – her visually arresting new exhibition, “Place Setting,” is a multimedia performance piece of photography, film, and sculpture.
Rowan examined, interpreted, and took inspiration from the extensive archive of personal artifacts of Eva Scott Fényes, Leonora S.M. Curtin and Leonora F.C. Paloheimo – who left behind an extraordinary record of their times in letters, journals, publications, albums, photographs, art, and artifacts.
The result of the project is an arresting collection of work – including recreated elaborate dinner parties from archival recipe books – which explores the surrealist narrative of domestic labor as well as themes of property and independence linked to the trappings of class and gender.
20" x 30" Dye Sublimation onto Aluminum Metal Print, Edition of 8
30" x 45" Dye Sublimation onto Aluminum Metal Print, Edition of 5
40" x 60" Dye Sublimation onto Aluminum Metal Print, Edition of 3
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