Jack Rowland is known for his hyper pigmented, photo realistic landscape paintings. His latest exhibition, Un-Earth turns his gaze to seemingly alien landscapes, rendered in dark shadow and pulsating fluorescent highlights, in a sometimes ominous blue palette. Reflecting our current times and questions about the future viability of the planet, Un-Earth has distinctly sci-fi overtones.
These paintings, while otherworldly, are inspired by Lake Mungo, a dried up lake located in Western New South Wales where the oldest human remains outside of Africa have been found. This unearthly landscape of skeletal sand mounds and its intersection with the ancient past, led Rowland to visualise an imagined future, where echoes of the past linger in a post-climate crisis world.
Opening celebration: Saturday 4 August, 2 – 4pm