HYBRIDS - Love is like a flower - 14 September - 26 October 2017
EXHIBITION OPENING: 14 September 2017, 19:00 RSVP
68 on Hobart, Block A,
corner William Nicol Drive & Dover Road (entrance o Hobart Road), Bryanston Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sundays and evenings by appointment
Gallery: +27 11 463 7869 email@example.com www.grahamsfineartgallery.co.za
From eternal life to humility and devotion, flowers have had many meanings throughout time. From youth, enlightenment, faith, hope, the divine, beauty, to chastity, fertility, fragility, hope and rebirth; these blossoming fragile creatures are the most beautiful life forms on the planet, and yet one of the most transitory in terms of life span. In her latest underwater collection Hybrids, Rogers creates hybrid human and flower beings, photographed underwater using her rare techniques and style that have gained her International recognition. To encapsulate the feelings and her message into the final works, she then created watercolor and acrylic paintings that she meticulously layered into several of the final images.
Rogers explains “my favorite quote that was inspiring me along the way was from― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince “She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…”
If you'd like to be apart of one of my next upcoming underwater shoots... please submit experience, photos, videos, etc to my team at firstname.lastname@example.org . No underwater experience IS necessary. Selected individuals will be flown out and accomadations taken care of. Peace and love!!
May 4 - July 24, 2017
SLATE contemporary, 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA
Open Thurs - Sat 12-5p + by appt
Featuring: Carol Inez Charney, Christy Lee Rogers, and Diane Rosenblum
Opening Reception: Fri, May 5, 6-9p — Held in conjunction with the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk.
Exhibition Website: http://slateart.net/Home/Portfolio/849
For her first exhibition in Italy, International artist Christy Lee Rogers will take the Venice art world underwater with her contemporary-baroque works, and an installation entitled "Personal Infinity." Like the water spanning the canals and bridges of Venice, the water in Rogers’ images also plays a key role in expressing the beauty and vulnerability of existence. Rogers' works will be a part of the “Personal Structures-Open Borders” exhibition, a collateral exhibit during the 57th Venice Art Biennale, held at Palazzo Bembo, and is curated and sponsored by Eliane Nagata and Ten Arts Paris.
Rogers participation will be an intimate installation entitled "Personal Infinity", and includes large scale underwater works in light boxes, vidéo installations, poetry and mesmorizing music by Paul Kwitek.
"Personal Infinity" Installation
European Cultural Center
Palazzo Bembo Collateral Exhibition
During the 57th Venice Art Biennale
May 13th to November 26th - 2017
Opening evening: May 11th and 12th
Riva del Carbon 4793 - Venice, Italy
PLEASE EMAIL US FOR AN INVITATION TO THE OPENING email@example.com
Sponsor - Ten Arts - www.tenarts.net
Curator - Eliane Nagata
Video Conception - Christy Lee Rogers - www.christyleerogers.com Sound Designer - Paul Kwitek - www.paulkwitek.com "Kaliedescopes"
Graphic Designer - Véronique Bastien - www.lunatica.fr
Light Box Supervisor - Frederic Coulpied - www.signandcolor.com
A special thanks to the Crew of GAA Foundation for their help, assistance and great support.
A Gallery interviews Christy about her unique one-of-a-kind prints and how they are often compared to paintings of 19th Century masters.