Well-predicted rising waters connect each canvas in this new body of work from Michelle Rogers. First inspired by her experience of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Rogers’ application of thick impasto creates lush textures that add depth to her rural and urban landscapes in the midst of a dramatic reclamation by nature.
Depicted in locations ranging from Bangladesh to Texas, impressionistic figures – human and animal - navigate through this great flood of climate change. The figures seem startlingly calm, as if this was not the beginning, but somewhere in the midst of their new reality. Perhaps they are the survivors whose rewilding has already begun.
Nevertheless, one cannot help but notice the single empty boat in the series, floating alone. We are reminded of the unforgiving power of water.