Rodgers takes imagery not just from the landscape, but also from religion and myth. To a sculptural tradition that has been dominated by issues of technique and form, she has a chance to add an imaginative breadth.
Susan Rodgers’s welded steel drawings in space come out of Julio Gonzalez, Alexander Calder and Anthony Caro. What she brings to that tradition is a greater dependence on two dimensions in order to create the sensation of three, a simplicity of shape and a chamber music orchestration of forms. Rodgers does not seem to bend and weld her strips of steel as much as to conduct them.