Altman Siegel is pleased to present Blanking Out, the second exhibition at the gallery for Will Rogan. This exhibition will include new photographs, drawings and sculptures by the San Francisco based artist.
Will Rogan’s practice reflects the poignant, ironic, disastrous and beautiful in the urban and domestic landscapes around him. Rogan uses this material for artistic interventions, which often highlight the profound and analytical in everyday life. Taking a playful stance on mundane situations and structures, Rogan's work merges the critical with the poetic. Obliquely referencing themes of Memento Mori and Vanitas, Rogan investigates the arc of time, yet avoids nostalgia by focusing on the humor and warmth imbued in the objects and situations he tackles. With this new body of work, Rogan addresses the theme of balance, both in terms of its formal and physical propositions.
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Will Rogan, Untitled, 2013, Wood, paint, brass, string, beeswax, 64 x 120 x 54 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
More on Will Rogan (b. 1975, Highland Park, IL)
Will Rogan is an artist whose work uses the physical world as a sculptural medium to examine its potential for beauty, manipulation and function in art making. His work addresses “things that are quiet in nature, but can be described by a larger idea”.
Will Rogan is a recipient of the 2003 SECA Art Award (SFMOMA), a 2001 fellow of Gasworks, London, residency program, and in 2004 was awarded a research fellowship from The Program for Media Artists. His work has been exhibited at DUMBO Art Center in Brooklyn, the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Florida, Gasworks Gallery in London, and in San Francisco at the Museum of Modern Art, Jack Hanley Gallery, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Lab and Southern Exposure. Rogan’s work is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Museum and the Oakland Museum.
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Education: MFA, University of California, Berkeley, 2006. BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1999. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1998.
(Image: Will Rogan, Cradle to the grave (1) , 2013 , Wood, paint, brass , 12 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegel Gallery)