"a booth which draws inspiration from the entryway to Le Corbusier’s Maison Blanche, Villa Jeanneret-Perret in Switzerland – in which dramatic shadows are cast against a jute backdrop."
Brett Cody Rogers' confident abstractions on canvas/ paper have the ability to quietly control the air in a room with their intensity of shape, form, pattern, and color. The 2011 show, Painter's Forms, at the L.A. gallery Pepin Moore, was one of most memorable painting shows of the year. It was in South Willard that I first saw one of Brett Cody Rogers' sculptural works installed from the ceiling. Casting shadows, slowly moving as the air in the room shifted, miniature paintings from strings. To those that looked above, they were rewarded.
This weekend at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, in association with Paddle 8 and Phaidon, Brett Cody Rogers has created "a booth which draws inspiration from the entryway to Le Corbusier’s Maison Blanche, Villa Jeanneret-Perret in Switzerland – in which dramatic shadows are cast against a jute backdrop."
- David John
“It gave me the opportunity to work with ideas that I’ve been researching for my painting practice. It was an interesting thing to design the furniture and the space within my aesthetic as a painter, but not call it an artwork.”
- Brett Cody Rogers
"“…and I thought of our house, all white under the moon and I blessed Ed. that he wanted this whiteness [...] Thank you kindly for your letter that shows me how much you enjoy your home, I understand all the intimacy, the warmth, the spaciousness, the friends who visit, the objects, the music, the reproductions of the human or fantastic statues."
Albert Jeanneret, brother of Le Corbusier, letter to his parents, 19.11.1913
Maison Blanche, photo by Luis Gualtieri 2006, via here
"that both plays on my aesthetic interests and the material forms referenced in my studio practice, as well as modernist tropes in Le Corbusier’s interiors and furniture.”
- Brett Cody Rogers
"Architecture is the clever, correct and magnificent
expression of volumes in light. "