ROCIO RODRIGUEZ


RECENT SOLO EXHIBITS AT:
SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY, ATLANTA- November 13, 2015 - January 9, 2016
KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS, NYC - September 10 - October 17, 2015
MARFA CONTEMPORARY, MARFA, TX- July 9 - July 19, 2015

In Rocío Rodríguez’s current body of work she breaks down her visual language into its constituent parts. Out of this process, singular forms and shapes appear that occupy fixed and transient spaces on the same picture plane. What evolves are a series of works that lead to a pictorial examination of her visual vocabulary by distilling the image to the essentials of mark making. Her images are not narratives that tell a story, rather, they examine the nature of painting itself. Some rectangles seem to be floating while others are anchored to a horizon, edge, or pedestal in various states of appearing. The indeterminate spatial references within each of the compositions and the fractured mark-making create equivocal metaphors by offering up an image that elevates the parts of the whole--- thus building via deconstruction.