Sandy Rodriguez, Utopia and Dystopia, 2019

Sandy Rodriguez, Utopia and Dystopia, 2019

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Sandy Rodriguez
Arcoiris & Butterfly and Calavera Copter (diptych), 2019
Serigraph, ed. 60
15”x11” - each

From the Utopia/Dystopia Portfolio Project

Individual print: $250
Pair of prints: $400

Sandy Rodriguez’s Arcoiris & Butterfly and Calavera Copters was created in part of the “Utopia/Dystopia” portfolio, curated by artist Miyo Stevens-Gandara. Miyo invited 26 artists to each pick two cards from a full deck, incorporating a diverse range of interpretations and ideas into a single, unified collection. Rodriguez relates the idea of dystopia with the global phenomenon of conquest and militarization, while her utopian vision presents an abstracted colorful landscape, and the hope signified by an emerging rainbow and butterfly.

Raised in San Diego, Tijuana, and Los Angeles, Rodriguez explores how the methods and materials of painting manifest across cultures and histories. Specifically, she has been investigating the intersectionality of politics, history, and culture, including her most recent project, the Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón, which includes a series of maps and paintings. She has used this project as an opportunity to study alternative sources of color and historical preparation methods, through which she physically can incorporate the landscape of the codex into her art. Other themes often explored include issues such as immigration and social justice. 

Rodriguez earned her BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1997. At present, she works as an artist and independent educator. She has been featured in a large variety of exhibitions, as well as having exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and Art+Practice and Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles. 

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