Jan 06 - Feb 12 2022
- 16 days left
This group of 14 paintings by Rocio Rodriguez, completed in 2021, are remarkably scaled down. 11x14 inch, 12x12 inch, and the largest, 30x36 inch, paintings deliver the same weight and monumental vignettes as Rodriguez’s pre-pandemic, larger than life, canvases.
Rodriguez continues with her visual language of characters moving in dialogue, a messy diary per se. The pictorial space inhabits movement, projection, and gesture, Like the smudgy square, or the blurry suspended wire that's been struck and left to vibrate; it moves and leaves a trail of motion. The implication is, nothing stops moving. Each player confers with the other, offering point and counterpoint. Like the impromptu call and response between smudges and opacity, erasure and clarity. The forms, however vague or unstable by themselves, collectively achieve balance in that no one form reigns. The unfolding is a build-up, or an escalation, not necessarily a story, but definitely an ask of, what happens next?