Erie Art Museum
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Recent Paintings By Terry Rodgers
On October 27, 2000, the Erie Art Museum will open an extraordinary solo exhibition by portrait painter, illustrator, and muralist master Terry Rodgers. Recent Paintings By Terry Rodgers will showcase large-scale realistic portraits and social scenes that go beyond illustration into a psychological report of various personalities and ways of life. (left: The Deck, oil)
Managing editor of Art in America Richard Vine concludes "In this genre, the selection of a point of view, both literal and metaphoric, and the choice of telling details must convince us that we, as witness, know the subjects better than they know themselves. Finally, to this combination of love and ruthlessness must be added the sheer technical skill to execute one's vision in a persuasively 'realistic' fashion...Rodgers who has these gifts in abundance, applies them unblinkingly -- to situations that are at once utterly contemporary, yet timeless." (right: Boyz II Men, oil)
Exposing upper class American life in his paintings, Rodgers successfully catches the subtle expressions and interactions, revealing the unspoken attitudes of his subjects. (left: Rehoboth, oil)
Rodgers has a BA from Amherst College and has his work in many corporate and private collections including the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. House of Representatives Office Building, and many others throughout the United States and England. The Opening Reception for this exhibit will be held on October 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The exhibit closes on December 17, 2000. (right: Beach Venus, oil)
This exhibition was organized through Katherine T. Carter & Associates.
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