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Jack Martin Rogers: Drawing – Digital Catalog Now Available

Anita Rogers Gallery is proud to present a selection of works on paper by British artist Jack Martin Rogers (1943-2001). Anita Rogers, the owner of the gallery, is the daughter of the artist and now owns seventy-five percent of his estate. This will be the artist’s second major solo exhibition in the U.S. and the first to highlight the artist’s creative process and the centrality of drawing in his practice. The show will debut online in April 2020 and continue in the gallery when we are able to reopen.

The collection features a selection of preparatory drawings, never before seen by the public, that reveal Rogers’ immense dedication to observation and detail. The artist studied anatomy and fine art at the Birmingham School of Art in the UK, often dissecting and sketching bodies of the deceased to learn how to better illustrate the human form. While in school, his meticulous methods took root and they remained at the heart of his work for the rest of his life.

In conjunction with the show, the gallery has released a digital catalog highlighting over thirty works by the artist, the majority of which have never before been seen by the public. Download the digital catalog here.

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Anita Rogers Gallery Participates in Tribeca Art + Culture Night

June 21, 2018

Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a quarterly local arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca. It is free and open to the public.

This urban festival embraces the diversity of creative expression, from drawing to design, performance to crafts, music to fashion, and everything in between.

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25+ Lower Manhattan venues participate to the festival, including indoor and outdoor spaces such as art nonprofits, galleries, and parks. The event brings the greater New York City community together around exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops.

Jennifer Famery-Mariani, Director and Chief Curator of TAC Night launched the festival in 2016.

On June 21, Anita Rogers Gallery will participate for the first time. Work by Mark Webber and Jack Martin Rogers will be on view; the gallery will stay open until 9pm.

 

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Hamptons Art Hub Highlights Anita Rogers Gallery for Tribeca Art + Culture Night

Tribeca Comes Alive with Art & Performance on Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 20, 2018

Man-with-Guitar-Jack-Martin-Rogers-ANita-Rogers-GalleryTribeca is the place to be on Thursday, June 21, 2018 when the New York City neighborhood hosts the Spring edition of Tribeca Art & Culture Night (TAC Night). Offered four times a year, TAC Night features art performance, dance, artist tours, gallery talks, open studios, workshops and more taking place across the Downtown New York neighborhood.

Tribeca has a concentration of around 50 art and design galleries along with schools, non-profits, performance art centers, craft makers and more, according to TAC Night’s website. TAC Nights help draw attention to the creative and art concentration by drawing the neighborhood together and offering a formalized slate of gallery tours, performances and special events that can take place inside venues or in the streets.

The spring edition features around 30 venues and partner organizations. Participant galleries include 205 Hudson Gallery at Hunter College; Alexander and Bonin; Anita Rogers Gallery; apexart; Cheryl Hazan Gallery; Hal Bromm Gallery; Lubov Gallery; Ortuzar Projects; Postmasters Gallery; The Drawing Center; The Untitled Space and others.

Performance and live arts helps to make the evening a special one. There are no fewer than 40 special events that include workshops, live music, poetry readings, play writing, dance, exhibition tours, artist talks, collecting insights, feng shey of carpet colors and shapes and much more.

Tribeca Art & Culture Night can be experiences several ways. Participants can sign up for guided tours with an art specialists or register for a TAC Night Pass to experience the evening as a free spirit. Reservations for exclusive events can also be accomplished through the website. Click here to begin. In addition, maps can be found at participating venues.

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Summer Group Exhibition I Featured on ArtDaily.org

Exhibition of drawings by Jack Martin Rogers and sculpture by Mark Webber opens at Anita Rogers Gallery

June 10, 2018

NEW YORK, NY.- Anita Rogers Gallery is presenting Summer Group Exhibition I featuring drawings by Jack Martin Rogers and sculpture by Mark Webber. The exhibition is on view June 6 – July 14 at 15 Greene Street in SoHo, New York.

Jack Martin Rogers was born in WarwicMW 004kshire, UK in 1945. He studied anatomy and fine art at the Birmingham School of Art. He moved to the island of Crete in Greece in 1962, which is when he began painting his most prolific work. Rogers went through many stylistic periods, ranging from fully figurative to abstract. He died in 2001, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work. Seventy-five percent of his estate is owned by his daughter, Anita Rogers.
“Texture, composition, simplicity, and an organic element are all part of my exploration. What unfolds off the wall and/or into space must be aesthetically pleasing and embrace silence after all the work has been done. My materials all come from materials being used in modern homes.” – Mark Webber

Mark Webber’s sculpture from his prolonged series “Structures: Walls: Portals and Vessels” explore qualities related to architecture, but are firmly sculpture. The conceptual line that divides the two, especially as manifested in “emotional architecture” as described by Mexican architect Luis Barragan, is always at play with his sculpture.

In another series “Structures: Vessels,” Webber moves away from the simplicity of the rectangle as a building plane in space and embraces a similar conceptual line in the curves found in naval architecture. With vessels, he explores what can hold space, open and closed, while referencing what defines the canoe/kayak form in sculpture.

Webber resides in Sag Harbor, NY where he has worked as a cabinetmaker for many years. There he learned the craft of making objects and put in his time to develop that ability. Webber studied under Charles Ginnever and Peter Forakis at Windham College in Vermont. He received a BFA in sculpture at SUNY, Purchase. He has exhibited at many galleries in the Hamptons and is in several private collections on the East Coast.

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Anita Rogers Gallery Presents Summer Group Exhibition I

Anita Rogers Gallery presents Summer Group Exhibition I, an exhibition featuring drawings by Jack Martin Rogers and sculpture by Mark Webber.  The exhibition is on view from June 6  through July 14th in SoHo, New York.

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Jack Martin Rogers, Pencil Portrait, 1962, Pencil on paper, 19 1/2″ x 13 3/4″

JACK MARTIN ROGERS

Jack Martin Rogers was born in Warwickshire, UK in 1945. He studied anatomy and fine art at the Birmingham School of Art. He moved to the island of Crete in Greece in 1962, which is when he began painting his most prolific work. Rogers went through many stylistic periods, ranging from fully figurative to abstract. He died in 2001, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work. Seventy-five percent of his estate is owned by his daughter, Anita Rogers.

MARK WEBBER

“Texture, composition, simplicity, and an organic element are all part of my exploration. What unfolds off the wall and/or into space must be aesthetically pleasing and embrace silence after all the work has been done. My materials all come from materials being used in modern homes.”

Mark Webber’s sculpture from his prolonged series “Structures: Walls: Portals and Vessels” explore qualities related to architecture, but are firmly sculpture. The conceptual line that divides the two, especially as manifested in “emotional architecture” as described by Mexican architect Luis Barragan, is always at play with his sculpture.

In another series “Structures: Vessels,” Webber moves away from the simplicity of the rectangle as a building plane in space and embraces a similar conceptual line in the curves found in naval architecture. With vessels, he explores what can hold space, open and closed, while referencing what defines the canoe/kayak form in sculpture.

Webber resides in Sag Harbor, NY where he has worked as a cabinetmaker for many years. There he learned the craft of making objects and put in his time to develop that ability.

Webber studied under Charles Ginnever and Peter Forakis at Windham College in Vermont. He received a BFA in sculpture at SUNY, Purchase. He has exhibited at many galleries in the Hamptons and is in several private collections on the East Coast.

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Anita Rogers Interviewed by The National Herald

Jack Martin Rogers – Artist, Philhellene, Father at Anita Rogers Gallery in NYC

Hellas has been enchanting artists, scholars, and writers for hundreds of years. Among them were Henry Miller, was drawn from Brooklyn to Marousi, and Lawrence Durrell, raised in British India, who fell in love with Corfu. In 1962 Jack Martin Rogers, who was born in Warwickshire, England found himself pulled into the magical island of Crete, and this winter some of his paintings – mainly with Greek themes – were lovingly exhibited by his daughter at her Anita Rogers Gallery in Manhattan.

The first thing on the minds of visitors is determining which of the paintings filling the four walls belonged to Rogers. They appeared to reflect a variety of styles and artistic visions, with items ranging from fully figurative to abstract – but they are all by Rogers. “He spanned over 55 years” Anita Rogers said by way of explanation – but the works appear to have been created by distinct artistic personalities. She acknowledged that, and pointed out that was also the case with Picasso – “you would not know his works were by the same artist.” She added Bob Dylan was also like that musically, and Rogers admired both.

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.”

By Constantine S. Sirigos, The National Herald

December 30 – January 5, 2017 Issue

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ArteFuse Highlights Jack Martin Rogers: Odyssey

The Anita Rogers Gallery in Soho is currently presenting a collection of work by Jack Martin Rogers for an exhibition entitled Odyssey. The show is the first U.S. solo exhibition of work by the late British painter and features a collection of his drawings and paintings throughout his career spanning 40 years. Rogers spent most of his life studying the relationship between time and its role in human experience and he also believed that the only way to move forward in creating art is to appreciate and learn from contributions of the past. He captures this belief in his work, which presents traditional subjects, such as classical and religious architecture, alongside modern ones.

JMR 026One of the artist’s most significant works on display is a large-scale six-part canvas painting of Knossos, the largest Bronze age archaeological site in located on the Greek Island of Crete. In this painting, Rogers pulls the ancient ruins from the past into the present by using abstract designs such as the periwinkle-blue floral patterns that frame the image and bold colors including the bright and dark shades of green on the surrounding grass.

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 wearing a long, silky dress with shades of pink, purple, and blue. Her head is turned away from the viewer as her long, silky black hair hangs freely. She appears deep in thought as she holds a triangular artifact in one hand and a rectangular artifact in the other and rubs the two pieces together. Other portraits and character studies in the show include sketches such as Pencil Portrait, depicting a 19th-century style woman with her hair in a bun and wearing an old-fashioned dress, and the sketch Greek Papas depicting an older Greek gentleman with a long, thick white beard and small black hat gazing up and out into the distance.

Another noteworthy aspect of the show is the fact that some of Rogers’ paintings like Cretan Girl and Rhodes have clear outlines and shapes while others like Reclining Nude and Warwick have a more ethereal quality. Cretan Girl depicts a young girl wearing a pale blue dress with black and white stripes standing tall with her hands by her waist and as she her balance as while walking along the smooth edge of a rocky wall. Behind her leg is a figure of a vase and the background image consists of an orange circle covering nearly half the page depicting sunshine. The painting entitled Rhodes captures the classic landscape and architecture of Greece and its islands depicting a group of towers and dome-topped buildings surrounded by tress including one palm tree. A similar painting entitled Warwick also depicts a city but is painted in a dreamier matter. Reclining Nude is also painted in this same, elegant style featuring a young woman lying on her bed unclothed. The soft pales colors used such as the pure white of the bed, the skin color of the woman, and her golden blonde hair contrast with the black background.

Rogers was born in Warwickshire, England in 1945 and was classically trained in anatomy and fine art at the Birmingham School of Art where he developed his meticulous methods. He began his career creating a large body of preparatory drawings before moving on to paintings, offering the viewer a rare glimpse into his process. Rogers moved to Crete in 1962, which was his most successful and prolific period. Many of the works featured in the exhibition come from his time in Greece as he was greatly inspired by the landscape there, and was also inspired by classical literature and music. He died in 2001, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work.

-Alison Martin

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Fine Art Connoisseur Reviews Jack Martin Rogers: Odyssey

An Odyssey on View

Andrew Webster

Anita Rogers Gallery is proud to be currently presenting “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.

On view now through December 30, “Odyssey” cannot be described as anything but a perfect, intimate look into the life and career of British painter Jack Martin Rogers. That’s because the exhibition’s host, Anita Rogers of Anita Rogers Gallery (New York City), witnessed first-hand her father’s inspiration as the family migrated across Europe.

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Wall Street International Recommends Jack Martin Rogers: Odyssey

JMR 013The 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.

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Jack Martin Rogers: Odyssey Featured on ArtDaily.Org

JMR 014NEW YORK, NY.- Anita Rogers Gallery is presenting 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 is the artist’s first major solo exhibition in the U.S. The collection is on view November 16 – December 30, 2017 at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York.

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