While the pieces of Teale and Rosewater are markedly different, both bodies of work reflect a quiet slowness that can be found in architectural spaces when glimpsed in the absence of humans. The paintings use recognizable imagery, simplified to near abstraction. One invites spacial penetration, while the other denies it.
Teale works with layers of pure primary colors. She uses transparency to build up her images, allowing the white of the surface to shine as the brightest part of her composition. This gives her paintings of night windows a luminous quality that is reminiscent of Seurat.
Rosewater’s works are composed of dense volumetric forms that explore rich and complex relationships of shape, color and edge. Painting on location, her work often depicts static moments found in utilitarian spaces.