Christy Lee Rogers “Odyssey” Exhibition


Awakening

The Great Escape

Oceanus

Upon The Cheek of Night

Christy Lee Rogers: ODYSSEY

Featuring Portraits of Parker Stevenson
(American heart-throb form the “Hardy Boys”; accomplished actor, director, producer, photographer, and teacher.)

Rogers and Stevenson will attend the opening

Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 9, 5-8pm

Exhibition through January 4, 2012

Graphite Galleries
in the historic French Quarter, New Orleans

A part of PHOTONOLA
the 6th Annual Festival of Photography in New Orleans, Louisiana

With an accompanying Music Composition by
Natalie Kawai

936 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Hours: Thur-Mon 12-8pm

Artist Statement

“I grew up on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There, the water consumed much of my life, just as it now dominates the foundation of my art.” Christy Lee Rogers (Hawaii-born) is a self-taught photographer, who indulges in her obsession of water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography. Resembling Baroque paintings and mastering the chiaroscuro qualities of light, her subjects bend and distort; bathing in darkness, isolated by light, and brought to life by ones own imagination. With light refraction as the technical foundation for her work, Rogers utilizes this phenomenon of light as it passes from the air, which has a lower optical density, into water, with a higher optical density, to capture in-camera images, without post-production manipulation.

Born in Honolulu, and raised in a family of musicians in the small beach town of Kailua, Hawaii, on Oahu’s windward coast, Rogers is also a filmmaker and musical lyricist for alternative rock band “Forty Point.”

Christy Lee Rogers on EIL

Christy Lee Rogers at Graphite Galleries’ Photonola Exhibit