Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Paradigm of Valor-LISA ADAMS AND STEVE ROGERS AT CB-1 Gallery

Lisa Adams
Second Life

Steve Rogers
Blood At The Roost

Exhibition dates: April 7-May 12, 2013

CB-1 Gallery
207 W. 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Lisa Adams at CB-1 Gallery
Steve Rogers at CB-1 Gallery reception
Steve Rogers' studio
Lisa Adams' Studio
Steve Rogers profile
Lisa Adams portrait
Recently, Adrian, a student in my drawing class, asked: "What does it take to be an artist?".  I told him that there was a time I asked an artist the same question?   When I asked the question the response was; "I don't know."  It's a gift, it's not literal, it's dependent and independent, it's reincarnations, it's several sets of keys. 
My response to Adrian was using the current exhibitions of Lisa Adams and Steve Rogers at CB-1 Gallery.  These artists are an exemplary definition of artists in their glory. 
A paradigm of valor is exhibited in their work.  Adams and Rogers diligently portray their internal dialogue through their work.  They provide an insight into people who need to create as part of their existence.  Adams' exhibition is dedicated to her recent illness effecting her eye-sight. Rogers' continual exaltation of the rooster expresses his talents with multiple mediums of assemblage, collage, painting and clay.  They see the world multi-dimensionally and hyper-intentionally.  They are also the archetype of "the everyday working man/woman" who are confronted with challenges and ride them out creatively.
And the World Shall Remain Silent

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