THE ACEQUIA MADRE HOUSE GALLERY
May 20, 5:00 PM MDT - June 30, 5:00 PM MDT
AMH Gallery | Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, 614 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
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 comprised 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 a 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.