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February 25 - March 19, 2022

Elaine Rogers
Thought Forms

Painting
Gallery A

Opening Reception
Friday, February 25, 2022
6:00-9:00pm
Free and Open to the Public

Artist Talks
Saturday, February 26, 2022
2:00-3:00pm
Free and Open to the Public

'Blue Wave,' 2020, Oil and wax on canvas, 42.25 x 48.25 x 1.4 inches, by Elaine Rogers. Photo credit: Taylor Dabney.

Blue Wave
2020, Oil and wax on canvas
42.25 x 48.25 x 1.4 inches
Photo credit: Taylor Dabney


'Painted Prayer,' 2020, Oil and wax on canvas, 42.1 x 48.1 x 1.4 inches, by Elaine Rogers. Photo credit: Taylor Dabney.

Painted Prayer
2020, Oil and wax on canvas
42.1 x 48.1 x 1.4 inches
Photo credit: Taylor Dabney

'What Just Happened,' 2021, Oil and wax on panel, 20 x 24 x 1.6 inches, by Elaine Rogers. Photo credit: Taylor Dabney.

What Just Happened
2021, Oil and wax on panel
20 x 24 x 1.6 inches
Photo credit: Taylor Dabney


Artist Statement

"The paintings were allowed to be about various themes. I was waiting to see how they would develop. A tragedy has been taking place in the United States, and I have been a witness to it. These paintings reflect a quiet but kind of frantic voice. I try to come up with a contemplative state of mind when I do these. The ups and downs and transitions of life are included as themes. The personal, the political, and the spiritual are my subjects. The work is an attempt to maintain my own composure through the act of painting. These paintings, from 2018 until the present, reflect the natural world and question the challenges to humanity that threaten values I hold close. It has been hard to live in such a divided and troubled country. In March of 2020, we all started to realize the implications of this pandemic, and life shifted dramatically. The pandemic forced the recognition of social injustice of all kinds. Police brutality and BlackLivesMatter have been quite a force in Richmond. The protests were very real and have affected our city directly. Painted Prayer and Lift Up are about the pandemic and the response of the protests."

About the artist:

Elaine Rogers received a BA from the University of Richmond in Studio Art and Art History, a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Painting. Her work has been exhibited nationally in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Norfolk, VA.
Rogers teaching career includes Collegiate Schools, the University of Richmond, VCU, and the VMFA Studio School. She’s received a Virginia Museum Professional Fellowship in 1988-89.
Her memberships include 1708 and Artspace galleries. Her work is in the collections at Capital One, FCCR/Pinnacle Rehabilitation Center, the Robins Foundation, and many private collections. Elaine Rogers is a full-time studio artist working in Henrico County.

Website: elainerogers.net



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