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Exhibition: Apocalypso – Works by Edel Rodriguez

Exhibition: Apocalypso – Works by Edel Rodriguez

03/02/2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CCM Gallery, LRC
Thursday March 2 – Thursday April 6
Reception: Thursday March 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Edel Rodriguez - Perla II_Acrylic On Canvas, 2022

Edel Rodriguez – Perla II_Acrylic On Canvas, 2022

Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. He was raised in El Gabriel, a small farm town surrounded by fields of tobacco and sugar cane. In 1980, Rodriguez and his family boarded a boat and left for America during the Mariel boat lift. They settled in Miami where Rodriguez was introduced to and influenced by American pop culture for the first time. Inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia, his bold, figurative works are an examination of identity, cultural displacement, and mortality. The work in this exhibition is a collection of paintings, drawings and published material which examine the tides and undercurrents that have led to our present-day cultural and political moment. Themes of war, migration, and unsettling extremism are mixed with poignant personal reflections in graphic, colorful, and at times controversial imagery.

The exhibition runs from Thursday, March 2 to Thursday, April 6 in the CCM Gallery in the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center.  The opening reception for Apocalypso will be held on Thursday March 2 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.