James Rogers: Tunnelvision

Exhibition and Shows

31 Jul 2020 to 27 Sep 2020 Daily Event

With an exhibiting career spanning 40 years, James Rogers is best known for abstract sculptures in steel, recently shown to great acclaim at Watters Gallery in Sydney. This survey highlights several distinct bodies of work. The earliest series revels in a vivacious play of colour, tumbling forms made from plywood. More recent works feature curving “ribbons” cut from steel pipes, gesticulating expansively. They form superbly choreographed arabesques. In other instances, the steel ribbons (which are cut from larger-bore pipes) resemble stacked-up, giant brushstrokes – as if Tony Tuckson’s gestural language had been re-interpreted in 3-D.

Rogers’ sculptures evoke bodily gesture and human stance. Several allude to the expressive possibilities once offered to sculptors by the undulating folds of draped cloth. Other works harness optical illusions produced by a moiré of superimposed steel mesh, or by overlapping, perforated steel plates. This timely survey presents one of the most accomplished contemporary Australian sculptors in his prime.

James Rogers Tunnelvison is curated by Terence Maloon.

This exhibition has been generously supported by the ANU Visual Arts Endowment.

Facilities

Carpark Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Rates

Free Entry

Event Dates

Daily Event

31 Jul 2020 to 27 Sep 2020

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