A fresh body of work

Busselton Dunsborough Times
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The ArtGeo Cultural Complex will again host Hungarian-born Perth artist Judy Rogers. This time Rogers will be exhibiting her Body in a Suitcase art featuring body parts.

The award-winning artist and curator first gained attention with her portraits and depictions of overlooked domestic subjects.

“I see art as a conversation, I want to say something with my art,” she said. “The paintings and sculptures are reflections on body issues, sex, insecurities, coming of age, ageing.”

Last year Rogers was recognised internationally, participating in the 18th Asian Arts Biennale in Bangladesh and in St Petersburg.

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“I have always enjoyed portraiture and my close contact with the models allows me to show not just nudes but also the ability to portray certain feelings,” she said.

Rogers is a passionate promoter of community arts, curatingthe City of Nedlands Emerge Youth Art Awards for four consecutive years.

“These days there are very high expectations on the human body but who can expect to achieve these falsified images? Young folk have to accept the body is always ageing.”

As for the world of nude imagery in the age of the internet Rogers said the European art community had experienced a backlash and was becoming “prudish”.

The mixed media exhibition runs from March 20 to May 5 and is open daily from 10am to 4pm, with an opportunity to meet the artist on May 5 at 11am.

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