FLAUNT (L.A.), No. 100 Janary 2009

The Aesthetes

new work from ten cover artists who gave us curb appeal

Aaron Morse, Jess von der Ahe, Terry Rodgers, Rosemarie Fiore, Hisham Bharoocha, Simon Henwood, Ashley Macomber, Geneviève Gauckler, Eric Beltz, Amie Dicke,

“We’re all about openness and availability, but we can’t hear each other,” says Terry Rodgers, whose representational oil painting focus on contemporary body politics, and whose cover art for Issue 46, features Val Kilmer. “The paintings are all about the physical collisions and our personal isolation.” How fitting, then, that the commissioning of the cover came about, as the artist recounts: “Staggering around a bookstore, taking a much-needed break from nonstop movie-watching at the Palm-Springs International Film Festival, I was accosted by the indefatigable Luis, who saw the paintings and the rest, as they say, is...still to come.” —tr