Tenuous Arrangements

Heather Rowe (American, 1970-)

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Films often serve as points of departure for Heather Rowe’s sculptures, in which architectural fragments and decorative elements such as paint, fabric, carpet, and mirrors, are joined to form abstract compositions. For this work, Rowe was inspired by Robert Altman's 1977 film Three Women. She selected contrasting colors and a fractured structure to evoke different “characters” within the composition. Tenuous Arrangements explores how interior space can suggest different psychological states, and reflects the fragile and shifting nature of personal identity.

This installation has been adapted from Heather Rowe: Tenuous Arrangements, commissioned for the IMA’s Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion in 2010.

(D'Amelio Terras, New York, New York); commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.

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Heather Rowe (American, 1970-)
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wood, steel, mirror, wallpaper, curtain, curtain hardware, paint, carpet
83-1/4 x 183 x 96 in.
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Commission, Frank Curtis Springer and Irving Moxley Springer Purchase Fund
© Heather Rowe
Contemporary Art

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