Sargent's Daughters is pleased to present "Crosseyed and Painless" a solo exhibition of new paintings by Daniel Rios Rodriguez. The exhibition opens on Sunday, March 2nd and will be in view until March 30th.
Daniel Rios Rodriguez's work combines the intensely personal with the historical in a manner both humorous and dark. The paintings begins with drawing into a thick layer of oil paint, and can include collage elements of raw canvas, linen and the scraps of old t-shirts onto the canvas. This is a means of recovery and reinstating a fresh surface, exploring the materiality and variety of textures a painting's surface can have.
The subject matter of the work spans the immediate and classical: skulls, lemons and tall grass along a river are repeated- calling to mind the traditional vanitas pieces. The search is ongoing and the images are abundant.
Daniel Rios Rodriguez currently lives and works in San Antonio, TX. He received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2007, and a BFA from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2005. He has exhibited at Horton Gallery, Martos Gallery, Marvelli in New York City and had a exhibition solo at White Columns in 2011. This is Rodriguez's first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Rodriguez Gallery Travels April 1, 2014
Rodriguez William Eckhardt Kohler March 24, 2014
Rodriguez ART HAPS March 2014
Rodriguez New American Paintings March 2014
Rodriguez 13 ways of looking... March 2014