A Third Way To Look At You
September 1 through October 21, 2017
Exhibition Walkthrough with Artist: Friday, September 1, 4pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 5 to 9pm
Figure 1728 (detail), 2016
Sharpie and acrylic on canvas
108 x 96 inches
Courtesy of the artist.
Gamaliel Rodriguez (b. 1977, Bayamón, Puerto Rico) makes large scale, hyper-realistic drawings are created with ball point pen, colored pencil on paper, and acrylic paintings on both paper and canvas. His body of work as a whole is partially inspired by the social and political issues in his native Puerto Rico, and through images of grand architecture overtaken by it’s surrounding environment, a failed tourist infrastructure, or the surveillance-like images of what could be military industrial complexes, the artist offers a subtle critique of the policies that have led to the country’s current economic crisis.