Julian Rogers

I like to think of these paintings as removable floorboards in a living room or bedroom – hiding family heirlooms, people, or personal time capsules – and over which there might be strewn a rug with a rocking chair or bed. In the living room, one lives with secrets underneath: drinking wine, having conversations, and flirting in their presence. In the bedroom, one must sleep and be content to dream about the hidden. I think of these paintings this way because they mimic the structure of psychotherapy: familiar elements hide secrets, and what is hidden one must knowingly live with.

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