Close Look:

Julian Rogers at Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville

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Julian Rogers, Untitled, 2017; oil on canvas, 40 by 34 inches.
Julian Rogers, Blue Flowers, 2019; oil on canvas, 40 by 30 inches.

“Alexander’s Dark Band” is the dark area that appears between two rainbows in the event of a double rainbow. The paintings in Alexander’s Dark Band look at the history of painting in two ways and use a monochromatic or multicolored spectrum to do so. With a veil-like quality on the surface of each work, digital images of these paintings are very difficult to capture, and the eye continues to search for what it’s seeing.


— From the accompanying text

Julian Rogers, Double Positive, 2014; oil on canvas, 22 by 20 inches.
Julian Rogers, Double Positive, 2014; oil on canvas, 26 by 22 inches.
Julian Rogers, Nightlife, 2016; oil on canvas, 36 by 36 inches.
Julian Rogers, Nightlife, 2016; oil on canvas, 36 by 36 inches.
Julian Rogers, Untitled, 2017; oil on canvas, 20 by 22 inches.
Julian Rogers, Untitled, 2017; oil on canvas, 26 by 22 inches.

Julian Rogers’s solo exhibition Alexander’s Dark Band is on view at the Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville through July 27.

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