Gallery invites people to POP along for exhibition
August 9, 2012 by James
The Ripe Art Gallery in Greenlawn, New York will be presenting ‘Deconstructing POP’, an exhibition of paper cut sculptures by Dave Rogers, this Saturday, August 11. The exhibition will be on display until September 1 but Rogers will be on hand from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm this Saturday in order to greet guests and discuss his work in person.
Rogers was a soldier in the US Army for 14 years. His career ended when he injured himself during search and rescue operations at the World Trade Center site. Following his recovery, he earned his degree and moved to China to work as an art professor. After seven years spent living in China and traveling the world, he returned to New York to work full time as an artist.
Rogers’ work has been showcased around New York and in China, where he is part of the Chinese Art Association. His art combines paper cutting and sculpture. While most paper cutting pieces are laid flat, his are suspended in a transparent frame that gives them a three-dimensional quality and allows for a play of shadows in the background, adding more depth. Each piece in this exhibition is designed to show a mixture of traditionalism and popular culture.
The gallery will want to draw in as many patrons as possible during the three weeks that the exhibition is on display. They will also want a good crowd for the opening night when Rogers will be attending. To this end, printing businesses are likely to be hard at work creating flyers and promotional materials to draw in attendance from nearby towns like Huntington.