Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Sarah Rowe’s solo exhibition Signal brings form to the voices of animals and celebrates our kinship. Works on paper, canvas, and wood highlight the human connection to our environment, the cosmos, and the dream realm. The works are bold and lively, yet meditative, with marks exuding a sense of urgency and quietness. Reverence for all species on earth brings us closer to our true selves. Signal is a call to action, to listen to nature, to honor the resilience of ourselves and our ancestors both human and more than human.
About the Artist
Sarah Rowe is a multimedia artist based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her work opens cross-cultural dialogues by utilizing methods of painting, casting, fiber arts, performance, and Native American ceremony in unconventional ways. Rowe’s work is participatory—a call to action—and re-imagines traditional Native American symbology to fit the narrative of today’s global landscape. Drawing from skewed imagery in historic texts, in conjunction with images from Lakota winter counts, Rowe adds her vision of contemporary Indigenous experience into the mix with an offbeat enchantment. Rowe's imagined landscapes are bold and vibrant, containing a shape-shifting bestiary of tales both familiar and strange. Rowe holds a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Webster University, studying in both St. Louis, Missouri, and Vienna, Austria. She is of Lakota and Ponca descent.
Programming at the National Willa Cather's Red Cloud Opera House is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.