Alistair Rowe

Alistair Rowe is a sculptor who currently lives and works in Perth, WA. Since 2009 he has worked predominantly with the medium of glass and the ideas of fluidity and balance.

In the prize-winning piece, We Look For Ourselves In Each Other, bronze glass panels, black walnut and eva blocks are brought together and form a warm array of tonal variations. The glass panels and eva blocks are arranged in a layered cuboid structure that is held together under the tension of packing straps.

The glass cuboids are delicately balanced on top of timber stands and timber and glass plinths – the fasteners, timber joinery and support mechanisms that hold the works together are all on display.

“By directing light onto the works a complex series of reflections, shadows and refractions are cast, creating an animated dialogue between materials, works, the area surrounding the works and gallery patrons,” Rowe told The West Australian following his award of the JSP for 2015.

Alistair Rowe JSP Submission:
We Look For Ourselves In Each Other I and II (2015)
Bronze glass, black walnut, eva blocks, polypropylene strap and steel seals!
187 cm x 49 cm x 46 cm and 168 cm x 39 cm x 37 cm
Recipient of the John Stringer Prize 2015 and purchased by the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Image courtesy of the artist.
Below: Details of We Look For Ourselves In Each Other I and II

Photos courtesy of the artist. Profile photo The West Australian

Date: June 25, 2020
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