Let There Be Art Gallery, Mexico City is pleased to announce part one of Christy Lee Rogers’ most extensive and ambitious exhibition to date, Celestial Bodies. The collection features new large-scale color photographs, star and cloud time-lapse, water and interpretations of space video installations and wood relief sculptures. Her new work explores the human condition and spirit through the gravitationally bound structures of the universe, expanding on and transporting her already imposing vision, literally into the stratosphere.
A portion of the photography collection is dedicated to Rogers’ interpretation of the dualistic nature of the universe. She explores the idea of the two opposing, yet complementary forces into which creative energy divides and whose fusion brings the phenomenal world into being, with double images that take one in time and space into her classical yet futuristic world.
Christy Lee Rogers’ Celestial Bodies will run at LTB Art from August 6 to September 6, 2015, with an opening reception, artist in attendance on Thursday, August 6 from 6 to 9 pm.
For over a decade Rogers has imagined elaborate scenes of otherworldly colours and entwined bodies that celebrate humankind’s vigor and warmth. She crafted her vision for Celestial Bodies by using models submerged underwater in deftly designed scenarios, photographed in her native home of Hawaii, that conjure the deepest depths of our world and at the same time the furthest reaches of space, in a profoundly human context.This connection between water and space is explored in a way that shows the beauty, freedom and conversely the struggle and complexity of the human condition (a recurring motif in Rogers’ work). The two vast expanses (ocean and space) are juxtaposed, their order and chaos, and one’s feeling of being infinitesimal, yet feeling the wonder of being a part of the universe at large. These basic emotions that caused the Ancient Greeks and other past civilizations to compose myths to explain the awesome power and majesty of deep sea and space are at the core of Rogers’ Celestial Bodies.