Leaf shapes dance across a painterly ground of grey, sand and black in this poised abstract composition by Otto Rogers.  Rogers work, rooted in a cubist-constructivist tradition, explores themes of motion stillness, unity in diversity.

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Otto Rogers
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2013

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Leaf shapes dance across a painterly ground of grey, sand and black in this poised abstract composition by Otto Rogers. Rogers work, rooted in a cubist-constructivist tradition, explores themes of motion stillness, unity in diversity. Otto Donald Rogers (1935-2019) taught at the University of Saskatchewan (1959-1988) after receiving his MA in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin. In 1963, critic Clement Greenberg recognized Rogers as a “big attack” painter and his artwork, rooted in the traditions of cubism and constructivism, as having a “fullness of inspiration.” Rogers helped sustain the Emma Lake Workshops, a meeting place for some of North America’s leading artists including Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski and Rogers himself. Rogers’ work is held in more than 30 public collections including: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There are few artists, very few, whose work has about it a kind of magic; they sing their own song. Otto Rogers is one of these special few. I love what he does. ~ Sir Anthony Caro

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  • Dimensions
    H 60 in. x W 72 in.H 152.4 cm x W 182.88 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Bloomfield, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU2914909932
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