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MIAD Photography alumna Saige Rowe is highlighted in an article as one of 15 artists who deserve a solo show:

The July group show has become an art-world standby, but it remains a nimble platform for galleries eager to introduce new artists during the summer slowdown. This season, Artsy traversed group exhibitions across New York, on the lookout for exciting work made by young artists who haven’t yet had their big breaks.

Below, we highlight 15 creatives whose work spans mediums and interests—from a photographer challenging racial profiling, the issue at the crux of the Black Lives Matter movement, to a painter who channels a passion for the magical worlds of Super Mario 64 into dreamy canvases. While some of the artists have mounted smaller solo presentations in the past, we expect their standout displays in this summer’s group shows to launch their careers to new heights.


Saige Rowe
b. 1993, Conyers, GA. Lives and works in Conyers.

On view at:
“Peachtree Industrial,” Bodega, 167 Rivington Street, Jun. 24–Aug. 7

In Rowe’s whimsical video three short physical movements followed by a general lull (2016), we never see the face of the body who moves through a backyard, interacting awkwardly with various objects: a shoe made from duct tape and painted sage green, a blue sheet that matches the subject’s tights, a neon squishy ball that resembles a sea urchin. The piece offers a concise, earnest window into Rowe’s burgeoning practice, which assembles an inventory of both surreal and mundane scenarios. Woven together across Rowe’s work, they unlock connections between sundry human emotions (curiosity, frustration) and the surroundings that trigger them.

original article:

15 Artists in NY Summer Group Shows Who Deserve Solo Shows
Artsy Editorial
By Alexxa Gotthardt