Even approaching the same subject, different artists’ perspectives can take them to wildly different places. For local artist Tim Jaeger, co-founder of the SARTQ artist collective, the rooster has long held a particular fascination, harkening back to his Kentucky roots and resulting in an almost totemic exploration through his career. For Craig Rubadoux, a local legend alongside greats such as Syd Solomon, the rooster cannot be said to hold such perennial sway, but as these artists’ paths converge on this feathered focal point the question is begged as to what can be drawn from the commonality and deduced from the difference.

Painting by Craig Roubadoux