Bike Fueled Urban Art Adventures with Sherri Rogers

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Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid www.carolmcquaidart.com

Our Guest Artist: Sherri Rogers www.sherrirogers.com

Our Bar: Off The Rail Brewery www.offtherailbrewing.com

We’ll talk about her artistic trajectory from tiny town to urban centre that is so central to her work, her success with movie art, and her empowering relationship… with a bicycle.

Now let’s head to Off the Rail, where Sherri shares all, including at the end a new punchline for the show.

We talk about the Bechdel Test in this episode.

Here’s the criteria:

  • it has to have at least two women in it, who
  • who talk to each other, about
  • something besides a man.

Thanks Alison Bechdel.

My favourite Sherri quotes from this episode:

On balancing her studio practice with her career as in FX: “After working in film and being told all the time ‘Make it more red, make it more blue, make it bigger’, its important for an artist to be self directed”

On riding her bike through the dark alleys of the city’s darker side: “It’s like claiming my place in the public sphere.  I have a right to be in that alley…I have a right to be out at night”.

The cityscapes of street art and bicycles are well worth the risk.  Check out Sherri’s website and instagram feed and see for yourself.

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Links:

Sherri’s website:

https://www.sherrirogers.com/

Sherri’ instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sherrirogers/

Two Artists Walk into a Bar Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/2artistspodcast/

The Bechdel Test:

https://bechdeltest.com/

William Clark Studio and the East Side Culture Crawl:

https://culturecrawl.ca/buildings/william-clark-studios

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles:

https://nineteeneightyeight.com/

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition:

https://torontooutdoor.art/

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About the author, Carol

I love creating big cityscapes in paint and print. I travel around the world painting, teaching and doing art residencies. I meet artists everywhere, and I love bringing their stories to you on “Two Artists Walk into a Bar” podcast.

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