Goose Barnacle Holiday Reception
Thursday, December 16th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
GOOSE BARNACLE presents recent works by Rodger Stevens
Rodger Stevens (b: 1966 in Brooklyn, NY) is a contemporary American artist whose work is known globally for his intricate wire sculptures.
His latest exhibition features wire sculptures – both wall-mounted and suspended from the ceiling, string drawings mounted on wood, and steel plate paintings. The piece that I’m most excited about is one that
Rodger created especially for the Goose Barnacle window. For this work Rodger adapted elements from our Brooklyn heritage as well as shapes that evoke the nature of Goose Barnacle.
Rodger, graduated from the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. Since then he has attended Pace University, Parsons: The New School for Design, and the School of Visual Arts.
Rodger has exhibited in some amazing places, such as Tiffany & Co., MTV headquarters, the Todd Oldham boutique and the Yohji Yamamoto showroom in SoHo. In recent years he has done commissions for the Whitney Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Barney’s, Stuart Weitzman, The Rockwell Group, and the W Hotel.
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Adjunct Faculty member Rodger Stevens sat down with the great people over at the Spraygraphic Sprayblog and held forth on his art, work ethic, and inspirations. Here’s a taste:
SG: What mediums do you work with?
RS: I work almost exclusively with wire but I wouldn’t kick wood, cardboard or string out of my studio.
SG: Describe your working process when creating a new work.
RS: I think about the thing before falling asleep; draw all about it on the subway; then the work becomes visible in my mind and I try to make it.
SG: What kind of things do you do when you get blocked or find it hard to create something?
RS: There are many things that bridle my ability to work: the demands of being a father for example, but being creatively blocked has so far not been one of them.
SG: Where are you currently finding your inspiration?
RS: Everywhere really. I think just about everything I look at, everything, plays a role in what comes out.
SG: How did you become a freelance artist/designer for companies such as MTV, Tiffanys & Co, Federal Reserve Bank, etc….
RS: Constant hustling; a determination not to be intimidated; a willingness to try anything; and an acceptance of rejection, of which there was/is plenty.
Catch the rest of Rodger’s interview here!