Artist talk: Benjamin Rodger – Tu peux encore changer le monde (You Can Still Change the World)
Presented by:City of Ottawa: Public Art Program
Artist talk. Presented in English with bilingual Q and A.
Upon first glance, [the forms in Rodger's paintings] seem to have been created using a sharp gesture on the surface of the canvas - a splash, as referenced by the titles of several exhibited works. Yet each "drip" is in fact formed with intent: the contours are precise, and each line and spot was painted with great care. This second dichotomy between the random and the intentional positions the canvas as a performance space. The form does not emerge (organic drip), but it is created (controlled form). - François Chalifour
Benjamin Rodger gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.