As part of the Bellarmine Forum, join Los Angeles-based artist Sandy Rodriguez for a talk about her latest series Codex Rodriguez- Mondragon. She will discuss how she arrived at this body of work, including: the role of field study, politics, ethnobotany, interdisciplinary collaborations, and civic engagements in her practice.
Sandy Rodriguez (b. 1975 National City, CA)
Sandy Rodriguez is a Los Angeles-based painter. Her work investigates the methods and materials of painting across cultures and histories. Her Codex Rodriguez-Mondragon is made up of a collection of maps and specimen paintings about the intersections of history, social memory, contemporary politics, and cultural production. Teaching across constituencies is part of her artistic practice and embodies her belief that artists are critical to reshaping our time and place. Rodriguez earned her BFA from California Institute of Arts and has exhibited at a number of regional institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Art+Practice, Los Angeles; and the Riverside Art Museum. Rodriguez and her work have also been featured on CBC Radio Canada Hour le Monde, KQED Statewide Report, KPCC’s Off Ramp, KCRW’s Press Play, KCET and LA TIMES and Spectrum News 1.
Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00pm
University Hall, ECC 1857
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045