Jake Rowland, Wife/self I
Wife/self I
Jake Rowland, Wife/self II
Wife/self II
Jake Rowland, Wife/self III
Wife/self III
Jake Rowland, Wife/self IV
Wife/self IV
Jake Rowland, Wife/self V
Wife/self V
Jake Rowland, Wife/self VI
Wife/self VI

February 23 – April 1, 2006

Artist’s reception:
Thursday, February 23rd
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Jake Rowland’s photographs appear to show people at nearly the same age and, in their close resemblance to each other, perhaps related. Rowland successfully treads a fine line in these plausible yet uncanny likenesses of a hypothetical ‘family,’ made by fusing the identities of more than one sitter.

In his series “The River Rock Variations,” Rowland digitally combines portraits of himself and his wife in a potent contemplation of the fusing of identities within a marriage. [from the catalogue “PEEK” (Art+Commerce, New York City, 2005)]