Laura Phelps Rogers

Past Our Prime
documentary digital photograph of original sculpture
8 x 11 in. matted without frame
Price: $145

I am a contemporary artist working conceptually from social memory. I tease out connections to the feminine experience, the environment, disappearing practices, disappearing open space, the landscape, the west, popular culture and links to previous generations. A primary focus within my visual practice is to create experiences and recontextualize objects highlighting cultural shifts, women’s work, the environment and social paradigms.

A current focus is social engagement and escalating the scope of my conceptual and physical work to the monumental and public scale. I occasionally include performative components and am intrigued with impermanent materials. I find ephemeral material as a medium a means to direct viewers to beauty but, also the impermanence of life and our surroundings. My works seen in galleries and commercial spaces (as seen here) are often representational studies scaled down or up for the convenience of showing in diverse spaces. My multimedia approach includes large scale photographic presentations of my images in billboard scale and monumental linear and grid formats. I fabricate work in a wide range of materials that include steel, bronze, iron, wood, fabric, found objects, ephemeral materials, digital components, photography and light components.

Laura Phelps Rogers