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Anita Rogers Gallery

Odyssey

  • Jack Martin Rogers
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    Jack Martin Rogers, Knossos, c. 1974
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    Jack Martin Rogers, Cretan Girl, 1966
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    Jack Martin Rogers, Mudita, 1996
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    Jack Martin Rogers, King Henry VIII, c. 1982
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    Jack Martin Rogers, Greek Papas, c. 1966
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Press for Odyssey

"Rogers was an avid reader and thus explorer of different worlds. “He stuck with a genre and created within it, then he stopped, Anita said. “He would travel, go to Chania, think about a new style, and he would change. He never copied – everything dad did was original.”"
"Other notable works in the show include Rogers’ portraits which are meaningful character studies. One of the most notable of the pieces is a painting entitled Rosemary which evokes a sense of solitude as it depicts a young woman standing against an azure-blue colored background..."
"“Odyssey” cannot be described as anything but a perfect, intimate look into the life and career of British painter Jack Martin Rogers. "
"Wall Street International Recommends Jack Martin Rogers: Odyssey "
"The works in the exhibition span a period of over forty years, from some of the artist’s earliest work during art school to his final masterpieces. "

Current Exhibitions at Anita Rogers Gallery


Photographs

  • Mandy Vahabzadeh,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 08, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings and Drawings: Fifties Through Eighties

  • William Scott,
  • Opens: Oct. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 21, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 16, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Then Again, Who Does?

  • Robert Szot,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 12, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Group Exhibition

  • Morgan O'Hara,
  • Gloria Ortiz-Hernández,
  • Jan Cunningham,
  • Virva Hinnemo,
  • Opens: Jul. 31, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 30, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Etchings by David Hockney, Art Films by James Scott

  • David Hockney,
  • James Scott,
  • Opens: Jun. 19, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 19, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

TIME STUDIES - LETTERPRESS - SILVERPOINT

  • Morgan O'Hara,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 15, 2019
  • Reception: May. 01, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When Love Comes To Town

  • George Negroponte,
  • Opens: Mar. 20, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 20, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Small Verticals

  • Gordon Moore,
  • Opens: Feb. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Group Exhibition

  • John Ashworth,
  • Gordon Moore,
  • Mark Webber,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 02, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Considerations. New Paintings

  • Jan Cunningham,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 05, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculptures and Drawings

  • Gloria Ortiz-Hernández,
  • Opens: Oct. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Discourse: Abstract

  • Joan Waltemath,
  • Gordon Moore,
  • Gayle Ruskin,
  • Michael Voss,
  • Lael Marshall,
  • Cora Cohen,
  • Susan Smith,
  • Mary McDonnell,
  • Nancy Haynes,
  • Jille Moser,
  • John Beech,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Exhibition II

  • Tristan Barlow,
  • Robert Szot,
  • Opens: Jul. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 31, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Group Exhibition I

  • Jack Martin Rogers
  • Mark Webber,
  • Opens: Jun. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Divine Joke: A group exhibition curated by Barry Schwabsky

  • Hayley Barker,
  • Varda Caivano,
  • Sarah Faux,
  • Adam Moskowitz,
  • Francesco Polenghi,
  • Rafael Vega,
  • Opens: Apr. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 02, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Four Feet

  • Virva Hinnemo,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Winter Group Exhibition

  • Jan Cunningham,
  • Gloria Ortiz-Hernández,
  • Robert Szot,
  • Opens: Jan. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 03, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Odyssey

  • Jack Martin Rogers
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 30, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Works on Paper

  • Gordon Moore,
  • George Negroponte,
  • Morgan O'Hara,
  • Joan Waltemath,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Is Embracing Was

  • Hans Neleman,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 07, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tristan Barlow and Hans Neleman

  • Tristan Barlow,
  • Hans Neleman,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gordon Moore: New Work

  • Gordon Moore,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fecund Algorithms

  • Joan Waltemath,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Nov 16 - Dec 30, 2017

  • Reception: Nov 16, 6 - 8pm

Where

Anita Rogers Gallery

  • 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor, New York NY 10013 Map
  • 347.604.2346

About

There is a land called Crete, in the midst of the wine-dark sea, a fair, rich land, begirt with water, and therein are many men, past counting, and ninety cities.

– Homer, The Odyssey

Anita Rogers Gallery is proud to present Odyssey, a selection of drawings and paintings by British painter Jack Martin Rogers (1945-2001). Anita Rogers, the gallery’s owner and director, is the daughter of the artist and was raised across England, Turkey, Italy and Greece, countries that deeply influenced her father’s work. Anita now owns seventy-five percent of his estate. This will be the artist’s first major solo exhibition in the U.S. The collection will be on view November 16 – December 30, 2017 at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York.

The works in the exhibition span a period of over forty years, from some of the artist’s earliest work during art school to his final masterpieces. Throughout his life, Rogers continually examined the complex notion of time and its role in the human experience. He believed forward movement and discovery are accomplished through examining history and creating relevance from the past within the present. Rogers spent much of his life studying scientific ideas relating to time and considering how certain discoveries would alter perception and the potential impact of these alterations. His life’s work was dedicated to studying the concept of human identity within the realms of modernity and progress; he firmly believed that the only way forward is to embrace and learn from, rather than reject, the contributions of the past. This dichotomy is captured in his work, which presents traditional subjects, such as classical and religious architecture, alongside modern ones. One of the artist’s most significant works is a large format, six-part canvas painting of Knossos, the largest Bronze age archaeological site in Crete. In this painting, Rogers pulls the ancient ruins from the past into the present by using bold colors and abstract motifs.

The artist defies categorization as “abstract” or “figurative”; he moved through both genres seamlessly during his life, often merging the two. Even his wholly representational paintings touch on philosophical ideas. The figures are not static in any one time or place but rather are symbols; they act as stand-ins for men passing through time and examining history. While often addressing traditional subject matter, the works remain contemporary and relevant.

Rogers was born in Warwickshire, UK in 1945. He was classically trained in anatomy and fine art at the Birmingham School of Art. There, he developed his meticulous methods. He worked on extensive preparatory drawings before beginning his paintings; a selection of these will be included in the exhibition, offering a rare glimpse into the artist’s process. The artist moved to the Greek island of Crete in 1962, where he entered his most prolific artistic period; many of the works featured in the exhibition are from this time. He was heavily inspired by the landscape of Greece, as well as by classical literature and music; in fact, Rogers himself was an exceptional musician and often made his own instruments. He died in 2001, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work.


Press
"Rogers was an avid reader and thus explorer of different worlds. “He stuck with a genre and created within it, then he stopped, Anita said. “He would travel, go to Chania, think about a new style, and he would change. He never copied – everything dad did was original.”"
"Other notable works in the show include Rogers’ portraits which are meaningful character studies. One of the most notable of the pieces is a painting entitled Rosemary which evokes a sense of solitude as it depicts a young woman standing against an azure-blue colored background..."
"“Odyssey” cannot be described as anything but a perfect, intimate look into the life and career of British painter Jack Martin Rogers. "
"Wall Street International Recommends Jack Martin Rogers: Odyssey "
"The works in the exhibition span a period of over forty years, from some of the artist’s earliest work during art school to his final masterpieces. "

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