Walter John Rodriguez: Out of LineFebruary 16 – March 16, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 16, 7 – 10pm
1001 Bloomfield Ave.
Field Colony is proud to present its second art exhibition, a solo show, featuring Walter John Rodriguez of Guttenberg, New Jersey. Artworks include drawings and paintings on canvas and paper—many of which are being exhibited for the first time.
“Out of Line” is a handmade limited edition book available for sale at Field Colony during the February 16 opening reception and until the artist’s next solo show of the same name. The selected works presented are mixed media drawings by the artist with a smaller number of paintings that reference internal reflections conceptualized through a narrow lens of irony and irreverence. Most of these drawings were responses to moments of inspiration when the urge to draw took hold with spiritual presence. In some, the human figure is featured as going through some experience of profound change. In others, the portrait becomes the tool to project a universal and majestic sense of humanity where faces seem simultaneously in a state of divine grace and vulnerability. Moreover, the painted works are anamorphic compositions that invoke world culture and ancient roots through human anatomy, cartoons, and animal features developing a narrative that can synthesize provocative ideas about how we place the ancient side of ourselves against the world today. These works fuse pop culture icons and known works of classical painting creating layers of meaning where our collective knowledge is the subject matter.
The show opens Friday, February 16th, 7 - 10pm. All are welcome to come and meet the artist.
Find out more about the show at: fieldcolony.com
You can see more of Walter’s work on instagram @walterjohnrodriguez or on his website at: walterjohn.weebly.com
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