Created both indoors and outdoors, my sculptures and installations evoke the forms of wall works, Land Art, and still lifes. Some works are permanent, while others last only for a day or until the rain washes them away. The work describes an internal geography—a romantic one—influenced by the rural, rugged terrain of my youth and the cities where I have lived. Materials with a strong physical presence, such as wood, rock, and paint, are paired with those that possess spiritual or even mystical associations, such as mirrors and light. Organic elements are interrupted by hard angles; real space is juxtaposed with the illusory. Whether one interprets the work as an object, portal, painting, or perhaps “artifact” from the future, the visual effect derives from wonderment for the landscapes I feel bound to and drawn to capture through lenses of femininity and the mythical.
Yves Jeffcoat finds radicalism between rest and play in the work of Nellie Mae Rowe at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Matt Shelton reviews the work of Egyptian artist Ibrahim Ahmed at ICA VCU.
Jessica Borusky experiences moments of elegance and tenderness at the new exhibition at the Cummer Museum, Jacksonville.