Discovered while waiting tables in NYC, painter Paul Rowland switched gears and began modeling. Shortly thereafter he created Women Management, a modeling agency with a mission to do more than just employ beautiful people, but to explore visual perception by finding talented models that could transform into a character that would engage and stimulate the viewer, and create a real meaning behind the image.
Transformations is a look at the last half-decade of Rowland's photography and the underlying current running throughout his work, which is his fascination with what is not actually in front of the camera but what one could imagine being there. While the main focus is mostly on models morphing into various characters, he does explore the idea of cross-gendering. Evident in all of the large scale, mostly black and white photos is Rowland's opinion that a great subject is one who has the courage to expose themselves to the camera.
Opening Reception: 12 February 2009, 6-9pm
13-20 February 2009
Women & Supreme Management
136 10th Avenue, Ground Floor
New York City, NY 10011 map
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