Open Gallery Presents Pam Rogers: Fierce and Fragile

By Editorial Team on April 3, 2018
Photo courtesy of Open Gallery.
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Artist Talk: Thursday, April 5 from 5pm to 6pm
Reception: Thursday, April 5 from 6pm to 8pm
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The Open Gallery presents Pam Rogers: Fierce and Fragile from March 19 – May 4, 2018. Fierce and Fragile is an exhibition presenting works on paper and sculpture that create a confluence of the Age of Discovery with the present and near future as man and nature continue to exist together. An artist talk will be held from 5-6 p.m. followed by a reception on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 6–8 p.m. The event is located at 930 King Street in the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College’s Silver Spring/Takoma Park campus. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/. Free and open to the public.

In the fourth and final installment of the Open Gallery exhibition series Nature Endangered: Imagination and Environment, Colorado based artist Pam Rogers combines landscape and botanical elements with magic realism, homemade pigments, and installation to explore how nature is challenged, contorted, filtered, and ultimately reborn by a human hand. Her meticulously detailed and intriguing works present beauty along side elements that challenge the viewer to question what lurks beneath.

Materials and process drive this work. Roger’s makes plant, soil and mineral pigments and inks, Through the use of these pigments, she conceptually based works on paper are grounded further in the location where the materials were created. In addition to 2-D work, she will present sculptural installations from locally sourced plants. In all her work, she forms direct connections between materials and location.

About the Artist
Pam Rogers is a painter/sculptor whose work explores the territory between the nature and the role of the artist as they engage with nature. Born in Boulder, Colorado, Rogers has a BA in art history from Wellesley College, an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a certificate in botanical illustration through a program in Kew Gardens, England. Additionally, she has studied art history and anthropology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After six years in the competitive residency program at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia, Rogers has recently relocated her studio to Denver, Colorado. Her work has been exhibited internationally as well as nationally, including fellowships, residencies, and curatorial initiatives. She continues to also work independently as an illustrator for the Anthropology Department of the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

About the Open Gallery
The Open Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Montgomery College while bringing art to the community. As part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists. The gallery is at 930 King Street on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center.

The Open Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/.