Fall 2005

Artist Project / Accidental Graffiti

Trace elements

John Colle Rogers

John Colle Rogers’s ongoing Accidental Graffiti series documents paint smears left on the concrete dividers along California highways as a result of automobile accidents.

John Colle Rogers is a sculptor and professional blacksmith based in Oakland, CA. A member of San Francisco’s Survival Research Laboratories, his investigations into accelerated culture include photographing freeways and making art with firearms. His conceptual installations lampoon the military-industrial complex through humorous documentation and architectural models.

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