THYRSUS (QUARTO PREPARATION), 2020
archival inkjet print
framed 12 ins x 19 ins 30.5 cms x 48.3 cms
Courtesy of the artist
Scott Rogers’s practice examines the tensions between humans with other life forms, and the ways these relations intersect with power, desire, control and disobedience. Thyrsus (Quarto Preparation) develops from these themes in the form of a photographic botanical study. The work combines references of dried plant specimen seen in museums in the Philippines with the Baudelaire poem “The Thyrsus (to Franz Liszt),” wherein he speaks of a ritual staff used during the rites of the Greek god Bacchus. Rogers’s solo exhibitions include Franz Kaka (Toronto) Collective (Edinburgh) Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge) and Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Rogers has contributed to group exhibitions, performances or residencies at Hospitalfield (Arbroath) Aldea (Bergen) Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale Oracle (Berlin) Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin). In 2020, he participated in the third Kamias Triennial (Manila). Rogers lives in Glasgow.
Framed by Superframe: natural white mat cut to the image dimensions (9.5 x 12) with space around work (as pictured), light brown wood (oak) or brass frame, very thin face, AGUV glazing.
Ships from: Toronto