Nomads and Outsiders
Terry Rowlett, true to form, focuses in on tightly rendered figures in outdoor settings that function almost as backdrops or scenery in a theater production. His landscapes support or inform a narrative the figures are acting out for the viewer. They are wonderfully open-ended and like classic Renaissance painting, are rich with details and clues to enhance personal narratives viewers might work out for themselves. The figures, female mainly, are self assured operating on the edges and exist in their own worlds that are out of step with contemporary society. Their relationship to the environment as they pass through it is transitory and in flux.