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Reviews

"A number of Roger's paintings recall spectrometry and the way that process dispenses light into swaths of color via a prism. Likewise, if Einstein had asked an artist to create portraits of pure energy, such works by Rogers would have thrilled the famous physicist."

- Rick de Yampert

Quote from "Janet Siegel Rogers: Retrospective" – The Buzz of Shapeshifting Light


"Janet S Rogers paintings transcends their forms and colors and, by observing them, they take us to a place where emotions and feelings are related to our personal universe."

- Jose Martinez-Canas, President, Suma Artis Inc. Miami, FL

 

"Janet Rogers invests her oils … with an evocative lyricism."

- David Shirey, art critic, The New York Times


"The unique feature of her work is the fact that she has managed to maintain the mysterious, lyrical quality peculiar to her imagery while posing more and more difficult pictorial problems to the viewer. I do not believe I am straining a point if I call Janet Siegel Rogers' work spiritual exercises."

- George S. Bolge, Executive Director, The Boca Raton Museum of Art


"Rogers paintings are as disciplined in their inner construction as a Renaissance altarpiece, with nothing airy and frothy about them. They are weighty on the wall, weighty to contemplate. She's a painter's painter, one it takes a pro to appreciated, but she is there for everyone too. You don't have to know how it is done to be glad Rogers does it."

- Helen L. Kohen, art critic, The Miami Herald


"There is also plain old beauty in Janet (Siegel) Rogers' light saturated landscapes…"

- Helen L. Kohen, art critic, The Miami Herald


"Janet Rogers, in her determined pursuit of the meaning of art, has sought her imagery through the process of concentration and condensation, finding the innocence and relaxation which are necessary to allow her own character to reveal itself. Yet, by the loneliest of artistic practices, in probing her own soul, she has found what is more universal in the human soul. Her art is a spiritual quest which clarifies for all of us our participation in the essential nature of the universe."

- Dr. Karl Lunde, New York author, and historian


"Janet Rogers' paintings involve the eye in the translucence of interpenetrating spaces. Subtleties of light and color move and shift until the perceiver is drawn into the space within space, as if three dimensions opened into four, and four into five."

- Dr. Robert Siegel, poet and author


"Light seems to rise to the surface from deep within the atmospheric space of Siegel Rogers' paintings."

- Caren Rabbino, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami, FL


"…Janet Siegel Rogers shows the effect of working in subtropical Florida, the intensity of light being transmitted through color layering and brush strokes of her oil encaustic process. The depth of her colors is too intense and complex to belong with minimal or color field art, or even Oriental landscapes, because of her direct emotion."

- E.C. Lipton, art critic, Artspeak, New York


"In this latest crop of paintings she has experimented with darker, richer colors and a feathery thicket of brushstrokes… She continues to play with suggestions of otherworldly landscapes, sometimes dividing the canvas with a searing line of color."

- Elisa Turner, art critic, The Miami Herald


"If the apparent simplicity of Janet Siegel Rogers' work is the lure that attracts you, the subtle complexity is the hook that keeps you there. The glowing, vibrant color of Janet Siegel Rogers' works is intense. The eye is drawn to it like an insect to flowers. ...relativity, created by the relationship of colors to each other, provides this work with depth beyond its initial appeal. Colors really go to work in Rogers' paintings. They absorb each other, and repel each other. Reds challenge blues. Oranges push pinks. Greens and blues force turquoise to such compression that it leaps off the canvas."

- Marya Summers, art writer, Palm Beach Free Press


"…like Rothko's paintings, Rogers art defies the camera. And that factor stems from her ability to create energetic, yet highly fleeting chromatic juxtapositions of pigments. Rogers oil-encaustics on canvas reveal how hues can optical 'bleed,' one into the other. As such, the eye fights for division - perhaps to establish order and evoke a sense of geometry. But those attempts fail; the organic essence of these works prevents a buttressing of tones. The saturation of color becomes paramount, not the establishment of mass or representational form."

- Roger Hurlburt, art writer, The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel