Jermaine Rogers

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'Polluted Culture: Volume 2' by Jermaine Rogers will be available for purchase at a random time between the hours of noon and 3pm Mountain Standard Time (that's between 2pm and 5pm Eastern) on Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

This serigraph measures approximately 38 x 20 inches and is screenprinted on gallery bond. It is produced in a strictly limited signed and numbered edition of 100 copies. As in the first 'Polluted Culture' print that Jermaine released back in 2005, the 'Fab Four' are again the specimens for another experiment in culture hijacking.

Jermaine says:
"Seeing the totality of modern popular culture as one whole, dissecting it, and re-attaching its parts is a wonderful and satisfying exercise. Years ago, before the first 'Polluted Culture' print, I did an image for a Mudhoney flyer depicting the Beatles as a grunge band...ripped jeans, Chuck Taylor's, and all. Here, I wanted to revisit that aesthetic in a sense. I chose to take the band that many feel are the modern-day torch bearers of the Beatles, U2. The imagery from the 1987 album, 'The Joshua Tree' was always very striking to me. The starkness and weighty aura surrounding the photographs of the band were almost religious...and actually very prophetic in a sense: this was the album that many feel rocketed them to 'biggest-band-in-the-world' status. To depict the Beatles in this modern 'clothing' was delicious. Pop culture belongs to you and me. We birthed it and groom it every day. 'We are the music makers and the dreamers of the dreams'. Culture is ours to hijack and choreograph. Past popular culture is our plaything. We can do whatever we want with it. You don't need a reason."