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Marc Roder

September 15 - October 19, 2012
The opening reception takes place on Saturday, September 15, 6 - 8 pm,
during the intermission of performances at the Lake George Arts Project’s JAZZ WEEKEND.
Come celebrate art and music in Lake George! These events are FREE and open to the public.

Marc Roder’s paintings mix personal stories and memories with historical and popular myths. Marc says: “In my paintings the accumulations of human debris suggest a world where the life of the object stands in for the presence of the figure and biological activity. Human striving and tinkering are strewn over the armature of earth, water and sky. I have drawn from the ever-changing landscape of popular culture and the retooling of our common mythical journeys inspired by Carl Jung, Ovid, Shakespeare, John LeCarré, Walt Disney and Homer (the Greek and Simpson), to name a few. In these paintings landscape is a jumping off point for narrative, it is an imaginary ground in which I can locate social, art historical and psychological concerns.  Everything depicted in my work probably has happened or probably will happen to me, and possibly to the viewer as well. The paintings flirt with disaster, and sometimes disaster flirts back”.

Marc Roder studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, received his B.A. in Fine Art from the University of California at Santa Cruza, and his M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania. His work was included in recent exhibitions at Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada; Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon;  Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL;  ArtBasel Miami, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL; and a solo exhibition at ARC Gallery, Hornby Island, BC.

This exhibition is funded in part by Price Chopper's Golub Foundation, Hacker Boat Company, Inc., and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY.

While Marc was in town we had an informal discussion about some of the work in the gallery:
"OutPost"

The discussion continues - Click below to see more:
"Be
zedrome"
"Reef"
"Sugar Mountain"
Gallery South Wall
Final clip

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