Christy Lee Rogers: An Underwater Odyssey
December 8, 2011 – January 4, 2012
Opening: Friday, Dec 9, 5-8pm
936 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Hours: Thur-Mon 12-8pm
Continuing with her experiments of water, space and movement, Christy Lee Rogers latest collection, Odyssey, features large-scale ethereal portraits and emotional narratives through which Rogers explores the flexible nature of the earth bound human body. Photographed on Oahu and set underwater, her subjects bend and distort; bathing in darkness, isolated by light, and brought to life by ones own imagination.
With light refraction as the technical foundation for her work, Rogers utilizes this phenomenon of light as it passes from the air, which has a lower optical density, into water, with a higher optical density, to capture in-camera images, without post-production manipulation.
Born in Honolulu, and raised in a family of musicians in the small beach town of Kailua, Hawaii, on Oahu’s windward coast, Rogers is also a filmmaker and musical lyricist for alternative rock band “Forty Point.”