St. Petersburg, FL – ARTicles Art Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by LANCE RODGERS in the exhibition Changing Climates: from Cold Wars to Hot Flashes, on June 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Lance Rodgers’ narrative paintings explode with energy, bravado, and an irreverent humor for pop culture iconography. Inspired by American nostalgia of the 50s and 60s, Lance incites an almost mythic childhood response full of joie de vivre and romantic irony.
Along with his signature jello-colored palette and notably refined brushstroke, in recent years Lance has developed the narrative clarity of Lichtenstein. Sometimes romantic, often outrageous, always keenly observant, the artist’s visual vocabulary harkens back to Movietone News and Life Magazine while employing whimsy to knock the edge off our nearly forgotten cold war fears.
Lance Rodgers earned his fine art degree from Florida State University in 1977. A pillar of the St. Petersburg art community, Lance gained notoriety as the curator of exhibitions at Salt Creek Artworks for its entire 20 year run. A renowned, award-winning artist, Lance currently resides and maintains a studio in the Old Southeast Artist Enclave of St. Petersburg, Florida. Rodgers’ thoughtful narrative, sometimes humorous paintings are displayed in numerous galleries, museums, public and private collections in the United States and abroad.
Rodgers’ solo exhibition at ARTicles Art Gallery celebrates a 10 year relationship with the gallery. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on June 13th, 6-9 pm. His provocative work will be on view through August 1st. For more information contact the gallery at 727-898-6061. Additional high resolution images are available upon request.
Changing Climates: from Cold Wars to Hot Flashes
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13, 2015
ARTicles Art Gallery
1445 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg
Contact: Robin Dana