Visiting Artist: Rogan Gregory
Rogan Gregory (b. 1972) began his career in New York City as a design consultant for luxury fashion brands. His unique approach combined a sculptural perspective with the street energy of New York, filtered through his nuanced sensibility for design, architecture and science.
Implementing a rigorous research and design process, Rogan created technically revolutionary fabric and garment construction, while his approach to clothing forms established him as a pioneer amongst a new generation of designers. He designed his first eponymous clothing collection in 2001. In 2004, he cofounded the Loomstate brand and, in 2005, he designed Edun, his first clothing collection for Bono and Ali Hewson. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA fashion fund award.
While pursuing his career in fashion, Rogan also spent the last decade creating a body of sculptural works and paintings. Through his work, he channels his interest in natural forms, ecological systems and evolutionary biology. Among other materials, Rogan works in bronze to interpret and preserve his own chronicle of evolutionary processes. He employs the material frequently with the belief that one should experience it in its natural state, not just visually, but tactually when handled.
Rogan works repetitively. He is inspired by the ways in which water, the elements and the continuum of time shape our world. In his process, he meditates on lines and proportion until he achieves a sense of balance, harmony and truth. Together, the works reveal the designer’s unique mythology through their elegant, minimal forms. Rogan had his first solo exhibition with R & Company in 2016 and developed a new body of work for a highly successful second show with the gallery in the fall of 2018. He has been featured in multiple media outlets, including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal Design, Elle Décor, and Surface.
Mar 11 - Mar 20, 2021