Jason Rogenes

Jason Rogenes works with white Styrofoam, but not Styrofoam in regular geometries (like Jason Powers) rather, he works with waste– the styrofoam used in electronics packaging. Instead of keeping answering machines, computers or coffee pots in place, these nonuniform pieces are usually lit from within, in combinations that can sprawl along walls like works of architectural science fiction, or can assemble in aggregated, columns that resemble spacecraft that somehow floated in an art gallery. I can’t think of other instances where the translucency of styrofoam becomes this pronounced, light pooling in the shapes of missing consumer goods. But with walls covered in back-lit Styrofoam, who would miss an old answering machine?


December 15, 2010