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Cardiff

Paintings post-India

Cardiff 1996-1998

I was based in Cardiff throughout the late 80’s and 90’s, taking time out to undertake several international residencies, including two in India. The studio in Tudor Lane became a place to gather field work and research, reflect on new experiences in diverse cultural contexts, then create new work that both assimilated ideas, and placed them within a broader, universal, thematic framework.

Of the paintings included here, three are larger works on board, supported by a wooden framework to keep them rigid. These were subject to heavy, physical process, such as the extensive use of belt sanders. They are listed here a ‘Price on Application’ because they are heavy and postage/courier charges would need scoping before a final price could be agreed.

Photograph of Newport exhibition.
Photograph of Newport exhibition.

This series of work, together with the ‘Jodhpur’ and ‘Kerala’ collections formed the basis of a two-person national touring exhibition with Philip Mead, curated by Sandra Jackaman of the Newport Museum and Art Gallery, where the ‘Syzygy’ exhibition opened in 1998 before subsequently touring to the Rhyl Arts Centre, Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells and Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea.

The catalogue text was written by Norbert Lynton, from which this extract comes: all Rogers’ images have something architectural about them, standing up before our eyes, whether large or small and announcing themselves as flat objects before we feel the sensations of movement and space worked into them”. (Catalogue, Syzygy Exhibition 1999: ISBN 0 903189 62 3)