A talk by Steve Rowell, "Landscape Synthesis: Extrapolating from Fieldwork"
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 5:30pm
Art Building West
Iowa City, IA 52240
Overlapping aspects of technology, perception and culture related to the landscape
Steve Rowell is an artist, curator, and researcher whose transdisciplinary practice focuses on overlapping aspects of technology, perception, and culture related to the landscape. Rowell contextualizes the built and the natural environment, appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer, cartographer, and geospatial analyst to produce hybrid works that combine visual, textual, and experiential approaches. In addition to his role as a Program Manager at The Center for Land Use Interpretation since 2001, he collaborates with SIMPARCH and The Office of Experiments.
Steve’s work (collaborative and solo) has been exhibited internationally at a range of galleries and museums, including Temporäre Kunsthalle and NGBK, Berlin; The 2006 Whitney Biennial and PS1, New York; Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, San Francisco; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; The Barbican Art Centre and the Frieze Art Fair, London; The John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa; and The Center for PostNatural History, Pittsburgh. He is a recipient of a 2013 Creative Capital grant in Emerging Forms for his project "Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys."
This talk is co-sponsored by the Obermann Working Group, Intergenre Explorations: Crossing the Scholarship-Creative Work Divide.