TERRY RODGERS: THE APOTHEOSIS OF PLEASURE

 

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Terry Rodgers is an internationally recognized artist who has worked and lived in Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and Ohio. In 2005, three of his monumental figurative canvases were presented at the Valencia Biennial. He has had solo exhibitions in Amsterdam and Milan, and participated in group shows around the world. In the United States he has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago. Over the past few years, he has exhibited at several museums around the world. He has also been featured in numerous magazines in America and abroad.

Rodgers is an accomplished painter with a striking mastery of light and transitions as is evidenced by his current body of work. This work focuses on the life of upper middle class Americans, seemingly adrift in affluence and casualness, unsatisfied and disconnected. Nonetheless, Rodgers's work remains firmly rooted in life class drawing, necessitating the use human models. Rodgers asks friends, acquaintances, professional models, and, sometimes, total strangers to pose for him.

The resulting paintings are not snapshots or slices of life, not verite records of actual moments in actual families or party situations, or diaristic records of his family life, but carefully constructed and composited fictions, designed to elicit the most meaning and sustain the maximum amount of ambiguity.


Terry Rodgers attended Amherst College, with a major in the Fine Arts. His strong interest in film and photography influenced his style in the direction of representational realism in art. He spends summers each year in Southern France painting from life and photographically capturing the gestures, faces, and figures that inhabit the 21st Century milieu that he depicts in his paintings.

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