Rod Penner Paintings 1987-2022
The abandoned and forgotten landscapes of rural southwestern towns are the favored subjects of Rod Penner’s paintings. The artist’s keen eye combines photojournalism and photorealism to create images of small-town America. His deft use of contrasts in his images — despondency and hope, isolation and nostalgia — evokes memories of The Last Picture Show and elicits complex responses from viewers. “I’m interested in the look of things and the quality of being there,” he says. “A moment that is completely frozen with all the variety of textures; rust on poles, crumbling asphalt, light hitting the grass.”
L: 12" W: 11"