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Slagroom, the Dutch word for “whip cream,” is the title of Peter Rogiers’ first exhibition in Los Angeles at Roberts & Tilton. Slagroom is a source of inspiration for the way Rogiers conceptualizes and then models his sculptures. At first glance, the work looks soft and creamy; Rogiers is a modeler, not a carver. Taking a closer look, one notices his sculptures are well structured, composed in monochrome hue, often in jovial, artificial colors. For his Los Angeles exhibition, the work is intentionally tempered, in order to contrast with general notion of Los Angeles art. This physical setting is important for Peter Rogiers. He does not want to be predicted; he revels in contrast and contradictions that keep his work fresh.