Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Geometrías de Luz
Exhibition Dates: May 17- June 30th, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 2019 6-9pm
Closing Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 21, 2019 6-9pm
Artist talk starts at 7pm
Blanca Estela Rodríguez new body of work “Geometrías de Luz” is an immersive installation showcasing investigations in luminosity, the range of prismic transitions and the malleability of acrylic glass through rectangular sculpture, projection and installation at Incline Gallery. “Geometrías de Luz” is a study of space, color and line and how these various entities intersect, and in doing so, affect our perception of the world.Rodríguez’ angular shapes consist of assorted triangles, rectangles and trapezoids that operate individually and as a larger, more complex entity to transform the interior space of Incline Gallery.
Influenced by her ongoing research of geometry in relationship to perception, Rodríguez is fascinated by the concept of intersecting lines meeting or (never meeting) in infinite space. Her work invites the viewer to question what existing perceptions and ideas they each bring to the many spaces they occupy and how they are placed in space in the present moment. Ultimately for Rodríguez, light operates as a universal element – its uniformity and consistency is creating a space for shared experience, regardless of viewers pre-existing, and varied perceptions.
About the Artist:
Blanca Estela Rodríguez is a Mexican artist, currently based in San Francisco. Rodríguez has lived in various cities throughout the world including Mexico (Mexico City), Gothenburg (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany), and now the Bay Area. Her artistic practice focuses on portraying people, personalities and characters – either human or machine-made- to create abstract portraitures. Rodríguez utilizes a variety of mediums in her work ranging from photography, film and installation through integrating various technologies. In her newest body of work, Rodríguez explores the shifting relationship between light, shape, perception and its effect on representation and illusion by manipulating acrylic glass.
Previously, Rodríguez was a Studio Artist at Root Division from July 2015 – November 2018 where she was awarded the Latino Teaching Artist Fellowship in 2015. She was granted the DAAD Artists Fellowship from 2007 – 2009. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Velada de Santa Lucía (Venezuela), Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli (Mexico City), Kunsthaus Hamburg (Germany), Westwerk (Germany), Centro Cultural de España (Mexico City), Pop up image (South Korea). She received a B.Des from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, a MSc in Art and Technology from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden and in visual arts from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany.
Blanca Estela Rodríguez