Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Sarah Rowe: Vertical Disintegration

July 10–August 8, 2015
Opening Reception: July 17, 6pm–8pm
Carver Bank

In this site-specific, interactive installation Lakota artist Sarah Rowe explores the role of industry in environmental destruction and class divisions. To conclude the exhibition, Rowe will lead a ritual burning of specific materials.

About the Artist
Sarah Rowe confronts issues of self-identity and exploitation, and reimagines traditional Native American symbology and dream imagery. Drawing from storybooks and historical texts such as winter counts, Rowe projects on them her own vision with a sense of playfulness and a hint of sarcasm. Her work challenges societal misconceptions and opens a dialogue about our role as one human family born from a long line of experiences. She emphasizes the importance of moving forward together with grace and a sense of humor, while having respect for and understanding of our past.

Photos: Colin Conces

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
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Omaha, NE 68102
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