Kent Rogowski has been hard at work on several different projects that flash a delicate sense of humor on the big question of identity. He is also the founder of Scaffold, a non-profit organization that gives fellowships to emerging and mid-career artists.
“Love=Love,” a series of puzzle montages plays on the idyllic idea of the manufactured landscape. “Bears” is a series of photographs of teddy bears that have been turned inside out and restuffed. As described by Rogowski, “they are at once hideous yet cuddly, disturbing yet endearing, absurd yet adorable, while offering a metaphor for us all to consider. These bears, which have lived and loved and lost as much as their owners, have suffered and endured through it all. It is by virtue of revealing their inner core might we better understand our own.”