An exhibition of paintings, drawings, photography, video and prints from Terry Rodgers is the current show at Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels. “Radical Continuity” runs through the end of February.
Terry Rodgers, The Palace of Automorphic Delights, oil on linen, 2009.
When confronted with the large scale paintings of Terry Rodgers, the viewer is struck with compositions that overwhelm the picture plane. Rodgers enlists people that he meets in public to pose for his photographic studies. The resulting images are used to formulate these lavish fabrications.
Terry Rodgers, The Sacrificial Penumbra, oil on linen, 2010.
Not unlike the 1958 classic horror film, “The Blob,” victims in this universe are ensnared in a domineering residue of commerce. The frivolous privilege illustrated recalls lessons from an earlier Empire. Instances when emotion is displayed in this world are often greeted with a severely passive eye.
Terry Rodgers, Falling from Grace, oil on linen, 2010.
15 January – 27 February 2010