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CHRISTIAN ROGERS: ART DOWNTOWN MAY 2011

On view May 4th – May 31st
Opening reception Thursday May 12th , 6pm – 8pm

Christian Rogers’ newest body of work, “Oh Hi, Thank Heavens You’re Here”, revolves around his relocated studio in the St. John’s home of his grandfather. For the last five months, Rogers has focused on making images of his grandfather and sister turned caretaker, as well as of distal objects found in the residence. In these photo-based prints, Rogers attempts to capture his family’s sense of folly and the benevolence that occurs with every visit to his studio. Additionally, his rendering of the home’s objects attempts to recreate decaying childhood tchotchke and heirlooms in a new, more meaningful light.

Christian Rogers received his BFA from Western Oregon University with a focus in graphic design and printmaking. His work typically focuses on people and memory in relation to self-identity and desire. He likes to employ the usage of collage as it allows him to work fast and intuitively, while letting complex ideas be easily communicated through the appropriation of photos.