Terry RODGERS (b. 1947 )
The Vortex, 2003

Lot 69
35 00050 000
signed (lower right) Oil on canvas 157.5 x 167.6 cm Provenance: Fay Gold Art Advisory, Atlanta/ Georgia; Chicago, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 25.09.2013m lot 01202 - Private Collection, Switzerland An American artist, Rodgers is best known for his large-scale, photo-realistic depictions of imagined extravagance, empty bacchanals that comment on the intensely mediated nature of contemporary life. He's interested in human connections, but his work often shows the lone- liness and detachment of the modern world. In this oil painting the figures mostly appear aloof, and none of them make eye contact with each other, with the exception of one female figure towards the back of the scene who appears to be looking directly at the viewer. Rodgers is interested in the complexity of the human ex- perience, and in this work the effect is largely one of isolation and emotional distance despite physical proximity, but yet there seems to be the possibility of something else.