Anticipating reconnecting with my friend and GAP
colleague Glen Rogers in a few short weeks for the exhibition,
workshop and collaborative studio time at Baupres Gallery
during GAP V Mazatlan, I reflect upon the length and richness
of our friendship which has spanned time and geographic space,
leading us to this moment of global and political confrontation
and potential on many fronts. We do what small part we can
as we prepare for the international collaborative future.
It is my pleasure to cite Glen Rogers as GLOBAL ART PROJECT FEATURED ARTIST.
The notion of connecting, of making connections; of the realization and extrapolation of
identifiable forces in time and mind; of nature,in sand and stone; of finding the personal within the general, the specific in the universal, is central to the art of multi-disciplinarian (print maker, sculptor, painter)
Glen Rogers, who, from her base in Mazatlan (Sinaloa), Mexico has produced a document rich in feel,
color and soul that travels the viewer through mazes of hidden history of the female archetype, of the tribal imperative, of human presence on the shared planet , marked with traces of that presence into a clearing rich with implications of the necessity and persistence of the creative instinct.
I have known and worked with Rogers since the mid eighties in San Francisco and San Jose, California and most recently as a participant in Global Art Project residencies, workshops and presentations in Lecce, Italy and as host of activities sponsored by The Mazatlan Board of Tourism as well as in her own print studio. Her dynamism as an artist and creative person informs not only her work but her commitment to exposure of the undervalued and frequently over looked role of the female energy in our global community.
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Glen Rogers has maintained her studio in the heart of Mazatlán, Mexico’s historic
district since 2002. Originally from Mississippi, she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area
for 25 years before relocating to Mexico. Her work includes painting, prints and public
sculpture; art inspired by archetypal symbols, images from nature, and pilgrimages to ancient sacred sites.
She is the organizer of Mazatlán’s First Fridays Artwalk and runs Luna: Arte
Contemporáneo, a gallery showcasing local and international artists. She teaches
printmaking workshops in her studio, Monotype in Mazatlán, as well as leads artist
groups to Oaxaca and other parts of Mexico. She has been instrumental in the creation
of several international exhibitions and artist exchanges, Paper Migration, Presence in
Nature and Hecho en Mazatlán.