Artist Profile: Shara Rowley Plough

  • 'The Hunting Set,' Horsehair, monofilament, nylon fabric, glass, acrylic paint, and resin. 2014. Art Lab at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis, July 11 - September 12, 2014. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

    'The Hunting Set,' Horsehair, monofilament, nylon fabric, glass, acrylic paint, and resin. 2014. Art Lab at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis, July 11 - September 12, 2014. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

  • 'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014. The installation was created with horsehair. The hair was tied end-to-end five strands at a time to create yarn. This 'yarn' was then used to crochet panels. Once all of the panels were completed they were assemble to make the 'skins' of the animals.

    'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014. The installation was created with horsehair. The hair was tied end-to-end five strands at a time to create yarn. This 'yarn' was then used to crochet panels. Once all of the panels were completed they were assemble to make the 'skins' of the animals.

  • 'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014. The goal of the project was to examine excessive material consumption. We are told that we must shop in order to be happy, patriotic, and popular. I wanted to examine the consequences of  this pressure to consume, so I selected the hunt scene because of its display of wealth and desire. Yet I wanted to use the hair because it was essentially a waste product of a luxury pet.

    'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014. The goal of the project was to examine excessive material consumption. We are told that we must shop in order to be happy, patriotic, and popular. I wanted to examine the consequences of this pressure to consume, so I selected the hunt scene because of its display of wealth and desire. Yet I wanted to use the hair because it was essentially a waste product of a luxury pet.

  • 'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014. All of the standing animals have wire mesh understructure.

    'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014. All of the standing animals have wire mesh understructure.

  • 'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014.

    'The Hunting Set,' detail. 2014.

Shara Rowley Plough

About Shara Rowley Plough

Shara Rowley Plough is an installation and mixed media artist based in Cleveland, Mississippi. She earned her BFA from the University of Iowa and her MFA from the University of Arizona. Her work engages with issues concerning social inequality and consumer culture. She works with non-traditional materials such as horsehair and garbage bags. She is a 2013 and 2014 recipient of Mississippi Arts Commission grants. She shown in the 2007 Arizona Biennial, the 2011 Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts Invitational, the 2012 Meridian Museum Bi-State Art Competition, the 2013 E. E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, and the Art Museum at the University of Memphis.

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Cleveland, MS 38732

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