THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART OF COLEMAN ROGERS AT TREMONTE PIZZERIA
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 7-9PM
Exhibit Runs: June 21 – August 30, 2016
LOWELL, MA: TreMonte Pizzeria restaurant in downtown Lowell is hosting a new series of exhibits by local artists, curated by Middlesex Community College adjunct professor, Mary Hart. The opening artist of the series is Lowell resident and award winner (Copley Society of Art), Coleman Rogers.
The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, July 14, from 7 until 9 PM.
Rogers’ bold, engaging work reflects his ongoing interest in the local music scene, with photos from many familiar venues and of local artists. Inspired by extensive travel, he also presents carefully composed images in dramatic large format prints.
Rogers’ work in black and white photography began as a teenager with a 1950 Zeiss Ikoflex Twin Lens Reflex given to him by his father and he spent many hours in the darkroom measuring the light and developing and printing his own images. He continues the practice today, enjoying the lack of distraction that color introduces, in order to focus on composition, texture, emotion, light and shadow. “It is at once raw and polished, visceral and cerebral, modern and vintage,” says Coleman. His negatives are generally printed full frame, sometimes using traditional wet darkroom techniques.
His color film is chosen carefully as different types of film bring out different values in the final image and he uses color to enhance the image beyond composition. Both black and white and color works will be on display at the exhibit.
Coleman Rogers works out of his home studio and Western Avenue Studios in Lowell.
TreMonte Pizzeria is located at 112 Middle Street in downtown Lowell and is open 7 days a week; Sunday – Thursday, from noon to 10 PM, and Friday and Saturday until 11 PM.