September 2, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Love = Love
Love=Love is a series of collages that were created using pieces from more than 60 store-bought photo-based puzzles. Although each jigsaw piece is meant to fill a unique space in the overall composition, Rogowski found that these parts are sometimes interchangeable across puzzles within a particular brand. Therefore, the assemblages that constitute Love=Love are made using primarily the flower and sky portions from each of the boxes, reconfigured by the artist into surreal landscapes. These new arrangements are intended to disrupt the banal and bucolic images of the original puzzles, while offering playful and imaginative alternatives to more traditional ways of seeing.
Kent Rogowski is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He has shown his work both nationally and internationally with solo shows in New York at the Jen Bekman Gallery and the Foley Gallery, and the In Focus Gallery in Cologne, Germany. In 2000, Kent received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is now a Senior Critic. He has also taught at The Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts in New York. His first monograph, Bears, was published by powerHouse books in 2007.