83-1/4 x 183 x 96 in.
Indianapolis Museum of Art Commission, Frank Curtis Springer and Irving Moxley Springer Purchase Fund
(D'Amelio Terras, New York, New York); commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.
This installation has been adapted from Heather Rowe: Tenuous Arrangements, commissioned for the IMA’s Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion in 2010.
For this work, Heather Rowe creates a modular installation incorporating wood, curtains, fabric, carpet and mirrors. This abstract, fragmented sculpture alludes to the internal structure of a room or building.
Inspired by Robert Altman’s 1977 film3 Women, Rowe selected contrasting colors, such as lavender and yellow, and a disjointed sculptural arrangement to evoke different “characters” from the movie. Tenuous Arrangements explores how interior space can suggest different psychological states and, much like the dreamlike plot of 3 Women, reflect the fragile and shifting nature of personal identity.
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