RODGER STEVENS (b. 1966, New York)

Rodger Stevens is an American artist and sculptor whose principal medium is wire. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rodger studied at the Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is now an internationally exhibited artist with work in numerous private and institutional collections. His sculptures, while abstract in nature, are firmly rooted in deep personal narrative and draw heavily upon literature, language, mathematics, human physiology and day to day experience. His hand-crafted wire works embody carefully wrought stories and ideas that are articulated through composition and form. His attention to line and narrative have lead to a body of works that operate like a language of glyphs.

Rodger’s work has been commissioned by / is included in the following collections: The Whitney Museum of Art, The American Folk Art Museum, PS1, Sothebys, The Katonah Museum, The Bristol Museum, The New Yorker, The W Hotel, The New York Children's Museum of Art, and The Hangaram Museum of Art in Seoul.

His work has also been published by Art Forum, Architectural Digest, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Vogue, The New York Times, Surface magazine and Wallpaper.

Works courtesy of the artist and Kinder Modern Gallery.

 
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DIAGRAM FOR A MOON, ALL FULL HERE, HALF FULL THERE, 2016

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33 H x 20 W x 4 D inches

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COMPULSION DIAGRAM, WITH THREE CLOCKWISE MOVEMENTS, BULLSEYE AND CIRCLES TO INDICATE WAKE BUBBLES, 2016

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44 H x 22 W x 3 D inches

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EXPLANATORY OBJECT FOR A PITCH MEETING REGARDING THE AS YET UNRELEASED OPERA OBJET, “IS THAT THE SUN, OR JUST A HOLE IN THE SKY OVERLOOKING AN OCEAN OF FLAMES,” 2018

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34 H x 12 W x 3 D inches

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PULSAR, WITH SUFFICIENT SLACK, FORGETS IT’S TETHERED TO THE VOID, MISTAKES ITS ORBIT FOR AN ARROW AND, MID-DRIFT, SNAPS BACK, 2017

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26 H x 26 W x1/2 D inches

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