Michael Rogovsky - "Fire and Mist"
Exhibit Dates: Sept 8-21, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday September 8, 7-9 PM, all welcome
Michael Rogovsky has been exhibiting his paintings in Provincetown for over 25 years, as well as in New York, Boston, Beverly Hills, Providence, and Philadelphia. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Stedman Art Gallery of Rutgers University, the university collection of the University of Maryland, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, as well as numerous private collections in the United States and Canada.
Influenced by the traditions of the Cape School of Impressionism, Rogovsky’s work is marked by a bold employment of color and sweeping brush strokes. The paintings in this exhibit concentrate on the natural environment--the marshes, moorlands, lakes and seascapes of Provincetown depicted in large canvases that reflect the grandeur and majestic scope of the Outer Cape.
Rogovsky’s most recent exhibit was a one man show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis. He has painted a number of murals, and was chosen by Butler Psychiatric Hospital to paint a nine foot mural in the Lippitt building and to paint a mural over thirty feet long in the A.D.I. Unit. He has been invited to two Artist Residences at the Artist Enclave at I-Park in Haddam, Connecticut. He has taught Master Drawing classes at Castle Hill for a number of years and his one man show on Newbury Street in Boston garnered the Critic’s Choice in the “Boston Globe.” He was recently asked to exhibit in Japan in 2007.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in Art Education, and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Maryland in Painting and Drawing. Throughout the years, his paintings have been the subject of many reviews in newspapers, magazines, art guides, and radio talk shows. His paintings have also been included in Lois Griffel's book, "Painting the Impressionist Landscape," in an article in "American Artist" magazine, and in the German magazine, "Euros." Two of his works were used on the set of the movie, "Tricks of the Trade." Michael has exhibited in Provincetown since 1977.
What inspires resonates: emerging from a sheltered forest path to the sudden vista of sand dunes cresting to the horizon; the vision of the shimmering, endless sea; ambling through the tide streams of a marsh as vast as a prairie beneath the blue umbrella sky; feeling the serenity and hushed beauty of a lake among the dunes; standing amid a forest glade in awe of a hanging valley; discovering a vernal pond appearing magically in the spring--- These are the timeless landscapes I seek to capture on canvas. In nature, it is light that creates color; in paintings it is color that creates light. I seek to capture the beauty and light of Cape Cod.” -- Michael Rogovsky 2006