The California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock presents FLASH: Steve Rowell, featuring a new video by the Los Angeles-based artist. Parallelograms (2015) documents the covert and often extremist agencies, Political Action Committees (known as “PACs”), and lobbying groups that shape the physical and political landscape of Washington, DC.
As Rowell’s camera pans across banal building exteriors, disembodied outgoing voicemail recordings narrate each inconspicuous site. The rhythmic montage of sound and image steadily builds with an increasing resonance. Without offering an explicit narrative, Rowell nevertheless invites the viewer to explore intersections among political power, industry, and corporate finance.
Flash! contemporary art series features single works made within the last year. The exhibitions are presented on the third floor of the CMP. FLASH: Steve Rowell is the fourteenth exhibition in the series.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website