For immediate release
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce All The Good Colors Kill You, the debut solo exhibition of Los Angeles based painter Brett Cody Rogers. The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 3rd at 6 pm and the exhibition will be on view through July 23rd.
Rogers’s paintings render unstable, images of the everyday. Frenetic pictures of landscapes, architectural forms, and domestic interiors are represented as abstract events where layers and marks of paint organize a total image. Thinly applied patches, scribbles, squiggles, stains, dry brush strokes, and fluid lines evade the banality of his source material through vibrating, impulsive, clashing color schemes. Natural and synthetic combinations of fluorescent and organic pigments collide producing an interior light that radiates from the paintings. The effect has been described as “Acid Noir.”
The transparent quality of the paint allows for a “looking through” to the layers underneath. This implies depth and immateriality rather than focusing on opacity, which points back to surface and concreteness. Rogers’ pictorial strategy treats a mark as a representation of an object and at other times just atmosphere. His charged compositions are defined by a repeated vocabulary of strokes dispersing toxic color combinations. The volatility in the pictures echoes the openness of the marks ticking across the canvas. Rogers’ paintings generate a simultaneous coalescence and dissolution that does not take for granted the constructed quality of Modern painting.
Brett Cody Rogers will also be participating in ‘Split’, a group exhibition at The Approach, London in July 2005.
For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 222-1482, send a fax to (323) 227-7933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org