Constructed Portraits 2004-2014
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)
All images: from the series “The River Rock Variations”, 30x40 inches, Archival Pigment Prints, 2005. Exhibition views