Member Art Series at CAS ...

                                Lee Rogers and Nancy Maurice Rogers

Lee Rogers
Cedar Ridge, Grand Canyon #4
Nancy Maurice Rogers
Spiral

Lee Rogers:

 

Lee has been active as a photographer for 45 years.  In 2012 he received an Artist Grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund, which is directed by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. This grant award was in recognition of his project, “Black and White Landscape Photography Project”, which is centered on creating unique representations of the natural landscapes of the Northeastern and Southwestern United States.

 

Lee’s work consists of prints that are a combination of photograph and photogram both of which he creates in the darkroom.  A photogram is a photographic print made by placing objects on light sensitive paper and then exposing them to light. The whole process of producing Lee’s landscape photographs begins by capturing the imagery using black and white negative film.  The final prints are created by combining the two methods, resulting in a unique rendering of the landscape in which the objects that are found within the terrain blend with the scene itself. Lee sometimes hand colors prints with colored pencils to enhance the image.

 

The prints that Lee creates are unique and moody representations of the natural world, incorporating his respect and affection for that world. The creative process for this type of work is lengthy and involves a great deal of thought and attention to detail.

Lee Rogers:

 

Lee has been active as a photographer for 45 years.  In 2012 he received an Artist Grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund, which is directed by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. This grant award was in recognition of his project, “Black and White Landscape Photography Project”, which is centered on creating unique representations of the natural landscapes of the Northeastern and Southwestern United States.

 

Lee’s work consists of prints that are a combination of photograph and photogram both of which he creates in the darkroom.  A photogram is a photographic print made by placing objects on light sensitive paper and then exposing them to light. The whole process of producing Lee’s landscape photographs begins by capturing the imagery using black and white negative film.  The final prints are created by combining the two methods, resulting in a unique rendering of the landscape in which the objects that are found within the terrain blend with the scene itself. Lee sometimes hand colors prints with colored pencils to enhance the image.

 

The prints that Lee creates are unique and moody representations of the natural world, incorporating his respect and affection for that world. The creative process for this type of work is lengthy and involves a great deal of thought and attention to detail.

Nancy Maurice Rogers:

Nancy Maurice Rogers has created art most of her life.  She studied art at Hamilton College where she received a B.A. degree; in Florence, Italy where she studied printmaking, drawing and painting; and at the Arts Student League in NYC.  Nancy served as Executive Director of Wooster Community Art Center in Danbury, CT., a visual arts organization, for over a decade before coming to the Berkshires. She finds her inspirations through nature and responds by making artwork informed by the various environmental issues that we all face.  

Her medium in this exhibit is handmade paper that she uses as a base to manipulate and build upon using found objects to create three - dimensional artwork. Nancy approaches each piece as an opportunity to share environmental concerns with the viewer. The pieces are abstract and are left up to the viewer to interpret. They are not created to be solely aesthetically pleasing; instead Nancy sets out to tell a visual tale.  Nancy also writes poetry to accompany some of the pieces, as she finds the written word and visual art an accessible vehicle to further her exploration on that particular environmental theme. Nancy has been with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires for over 9 years, serving as Program Director.

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