Blue Leaf Still Life by Otto Rogers

Year
2007
Medium
Acrylic
Size
30 × 22 inches
76.2 × 55.9 cm
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About the Work

Cubist, sliced views of three sides of a potted plant in collaged paper with sapphire blue and green leaves line up on a background of shifting depths. Rogers work, rooted in a cubist-constructivist tradition, was recognized by critic Clement Greenberg in 1963 as having a "fullness of inspiration". In keeping with this sentiment, Rogers' tonal expression in this piece is contemplative, spiritual and uplifting. Rogers is an established senior Canadian artist whose work, paintings and sculpture, is included in more than 30 public collections across Canada, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the McMichael Canadian Collection, the National Gallery of Canada. His work is also in the Museu d'art contemporain de Barcelona and the National Gallery of Iceland as well as numerous private and corporate collections Rogers helped sustain the Emma Lake Workshops which provides a meeting place for many of North America's most respected visual artists and critics including Clement Greenberg, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitiski, Kenneth Noland, Jack Shadbolt, Helen Frankenthaler. In 2007, a published book of his work Otto Donald Rogers, included a foreword by British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro.

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