Libby Rowe’s ‘Dwellings’ next to take up residence in AC’s Southern Light Gallery

by Joe Wyatt
Published March 13, 2017

Libby Rowe’s engaging photographs of sculptural houses, a collection she has dubbed “Dwellings,” will be on display from March 27 to May 5 in the Southern Light Gallery at Amarillo College.

LibbyRoweinThe gallery is located on the first floor of the Ware Student Commons at AC’s Washington Street Campus.

Rowe is an associate professor of art at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition to photography, Rowe works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, interactive installation, and performance. Rowe says she is interested in breaking from traditional presentation strategies for photographs to engage viewers in a more interactive experience.

Through “Dwellings” she explores the subtle differences between pondering, reflection, meditation and rumination.

“I am interested in when these seemingly harmless contemplations turn to a more decidedly negative, and often detrimental, dwelling,” Rowe says. “I am intrigued by the dual meaning of the word dwelling."

“This series of photographs uses physical dwellings made from materials that, along with their environments, suggest a state of contemplation.”

Rowe received her master of fine arts degree for art photography from Syracuse University in 1996. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1993.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and in Canada. It is found in permanent and private collections. Rowe has collected numerous awards and honors for her work.

For more information about the Rowe photo exhibit or the Southern Light Gallery, please contact René West, assistant professor of photography, at rwest@actx.edu or 806-345-5654.