Artwork by Otto Donald Rogers,  Point in Light
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Consignor Canadian Fine Art
326 Dundas St West
Toronto ON M5T 1G5
Ph. 1(416)479-9703

Lot #427

Otto Rogers
Point in Light

acrylic on gesso ground on canvas
signed and dated 1973 on the reverse
60 x 60 ins ( 152.4 x 152.4 cms )

Estimated: $12,000.00 - $15,000.00

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Estimated: $12,000.00 - $15,000.00

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Provenance:
Collection of the artist
Private Collection, Calgary
Exhibited:
Otto Rogers: A Survey 1973-1982, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, 1982, no. 2 (touring exhibition)
Literature:
George Moppett and Norman Zepp, Otto Rogers: A Survey 1973-1982, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, 1982, pages 4-8, reproduced page 5
Growing up in Saskatchewan, Rogers was heavily influenced by the prairie landscape and the long walks he often took in solitude. Importance of the natural environment with particular attention placed on the horizon figure prominently in his work. The horizon of course operates as the ever receding, illusionary line which can never be reached, however, for Rogers the horizon holds a deeper truth; it is the metaphysical point where the land meets the sky in the viewers field of vision. The horizon operates as the meeting point of two natural and universal elements in the environment; but effectively represents nothingness.

In poetic execution of a soft and subtle layered colour palette, the luminous abstract “Point in Light” offers the viewer a reference to the landscape, but holds a profound and layered atmospheric experiential quality. On this artwork, George Moppett argues that the low horizon line near the lower edge of the composition, coupled with the luminous quality of the paint, creates “an infinitely expansive atmospheric space.” He also compares Rogers' works of this period to Mark Rothko insofar as how the physicality of the artwork can instill a consuming non-material feeling of space and atmosphere while maintaining a controlled simplicity of execution.
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Otto Donald Rogers
(1935)