anne rowland: photographs

November 07 2017 - December 16 2017

 

The eleven works on view at Youngblood Studio feature the lush agrarian landscape of fields, dairy farms, and distinctive trees growing along small rural roads often bordering Goose Creek in Virginia’s Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Rowland uses panoramic iPhone shots taken at varying exposures and often at multiple angles, which are then merged by computer to transform ordinary images into innovative contemporary scenes. The artist’s sophisticated use of technology and unorthodox means of controlling the composition bring a new dimension to her landscapes.

The naturalism of Rowland's subjects and overall artistic approach is inspired by 18th and 19th century American and European landscape paintings, particularly those of French artists of the Barbizon School — including Theodore Rousseau, Jean-Franc╠žois Millet, and Camille
Corot. These artists painted the beauty of the Forest of Fontainebleau south of Paris, much as Rowland photographs document the Virginia countryside today.

In earlier works, Rowland documented the development of suburban housing in northern Virginia, which led to her recent body of work and a commitment to land conservation and protection. Rowland currently is also exhibiting commissioned images of the Potomac River waterfront on Arlington County’s Art on the ART Bus.

Rowland divides her time between Upperville, VA and New York City. She is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC and has work in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

anne rowland:  photographs : Two Battered Trees (Loudoun County, VA) November 9, 2017 archival inkjet print, ed. 7 54 x 41.5 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Big Hook (Loudoun County, VA) April 27, 2017 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 24.75 x 17 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Wreck (Loudoun County, VA) September 24+25, 2016 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 15 x 11.25 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Hay Bales (Fauquier County, VA) July 21, 2016 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 36 x 60 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Farm View at Sunset (Loudoun County, VA) September 21, 2016 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 36 x 28 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Dairy Farm (Fauquier County, VA) July 8+9, 2016 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 36 x 60 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Gnarly, April (Fauquier County, VA) April 16, 2017 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 15 x 11.25 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Gnarly, June (Fauquier County, VA) June 28, 2017 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 15 x 11.25 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Gnarly, August (Fauquier County, VA) August 18, 2016 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 15 x 12 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Leaning Tree (Loudoun County, VA) April 27, 2017 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 24.75 x 17 inches
anne rowland:  photographs : Yellow (Loudoun County, VA) February 17, 2017 Archival inkjet print, ed. 7 15 x 11.25 inches

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