James Rogers

Pipelines

4 July — 20 July 2019

Lives and works in Walcha, NSW

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New England based artist, James Rogers, is a poetic sculptor encapsulating a strength and fluidity of form within his vertical steel structures; standing perfectly balanced within the space they inhabit.

Light and ethereal in essence—yet solid in materiality, the recurring theme behind the work relates to the movements of nature. These works specifically have a direct connection to the sea. An energy flows through the twisted steel piping that make up his compositions. Roger’s ability with a welding gun is akin to a Chinese ink master and his brush. There is an inherent delicateness within the form, accentuated by solid ribbons of metal that anchor the work in space. Rogers is intrigued with the juxtaposition of synthesising the rhythms of nature with an implausible material. The compositional power of Roger’s work is built on a sculptor’s universal truth - the fight against gravitational pull. One work informs the next. His practice represents three decades of exhibiting history with some of the most respected galleries in the country.

Rogers is a seventeen-times finalist in Sculptures by the Sea, Sydney. He has been selected in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW four times. His countless public commissions—coupled with the inherent beauty of his work—has made him one of the most respected Australian sculptors working today. 

Pipelines is on show in the N\H Project Space until 20 July.

\ Exhibition featured works

James Rogers

Gybe

2015 \ Waxed steel \ 92 x 38 x 32cm

James Rogers

Old Brush

2018 \ Waxed steel \ 100 x 42 x 28cm

James Rogers

Sage

2017 \ Waxed steel \ 235 x 122 x 75cm

James Rogers

Shiver

2016 \ Waxed steel \ 220 x 50 x 48cm

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James Rogers

Straighthander

2016 \ Waxed steel \ 138 x 48 x 46cm

James Rogers

Swingband

2017 \ Steel \ 185 x 124 x 80cm

James Rogers

Tropicalia

2016 \ Waxed steel \ 140 x 48 x 28cm

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\ Installation Image

\ Other exhibitions

Blak Douglas

Corroboration Nation

26 November — 12 December 2020

Renata Pari-Lewis

Intimate

24 November — 5 December 2020

Tom Adair

Weekender

18 November — 21 November 2020

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm