I'll be in Chicago this weekend where I'll be showing a group of about fifty new drawings and paintings. Please come to the opening if you're in town this Friday night, look forward to seeing you. Below are some of the works in the show.
___________________ DYSTOPIA, new drawings and paintings by Edel Rodriguez November 15 to December 30, 2013 Opening Reception, November 15, 6-10pm
Curly Tale Fine Art
16 West Erie Street, Chicago
'Memoria I', acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"
'Home', acrylic on paper, 20" x 30"
'Captain', acrylic on wood, 16" x 20"
'Scene 1', acrylic on paper, 18" x 24"
'Crown', acrylic on paper, 7" x 9"
'Espiritos', acrylic on paper, mounted on wood, 16" x 20"
'Particle', acrylic on paper, 11" x 17"
'Landscape', acrylic on paper, 12" x 16"
'Marquesa', acrylic on paper, 7" x 9"
'Weight', acrylic on paper, 11" x 17"
'Dystopia II', acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
'Personaje II', acrylic on paper, 11" x 17"
'Couple', acrylic on paper, mounted in cigar box
'Table', acrylic on paper, 16" x 12"
'Smoke', acrylic on paper, mounted on wood 16" x 20"
'Queen of Damascus' acrylic on paper, mounted on wood, 16" x 20"
I was asked to take part this weekend in American Illustration's Live Cover Project. Under the direction of Richard Turley, Creative Director of Businessweek, and this year's AI book designer, 36 artists and designers will be creating 300 one of a kind original hand painted covers in a live weekend studio-marathon event. I spent the day there on Saturday and finished 13 covers in about six hours. In terms of process, I painted directly on blank book covers without a preparatory sketch so things went by fairly fast. I shared a space with Peter Arkle, Jon Burgerman, and You Jung Byun and we all had a wonderful time together. The paper stock was ideal and really lent itself to working in any medium. I mostly worked with acrylic, markers, spray paint, and used a drill to get some die cutting effects on the cover. A video of the weekend's event is forthcoming. Below are some photos and my 13 book covers.
My setup, Peter Arkle behind me, and You Jung Bun and Jon Burgerman across. Marcellus Hall was sequestered in the back room. There were also a couple of live models for those that wanted to paint the figure.
Jon Burgerman was painting portraits of the artists on his covers and did this one of me.
This is my contribution to the new edition of BLAB. The painting will also be in the upcoming Blab Show at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. Thanks to Monte Beauchamp for asking me to participate, here's more info on the exhibit:
Opening on September 14, 8-11:30pm, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit T5, Santa Monica, CA. www.coprogallery.com
Artists in the exhibit:
Camille Rose Garcia
Erik Mark Sandberg