Saturday, Aug 19, 2023 6:30pm - 9pm Opening Reception
Fri, Aug 11, 2023 - Sat, Sep 2, 2023 9am - 5pm On view
Houston curator Gabriela Monterosso, and Sawyer Yards, are pleased to announce Roj Rodriguez: Mi Sangre, an exhibition of photographic works that capture the small details associated with being “Mexicano”. Select works from the series will occupy the East Gallery of Silver Street Studios from August 11th through September 2nd.
From compelling micro expressions to religious symbols, Roj Rodriguez's photographs show familiar and unexpected moments that invites us to form new perspectives. What started as a personal project to retrace his Mexican heritage became a photographic essay that documents his understanding of the Mexican culture on both sides of the US/Mexico Border. The result is a compelling collection of tradition and culture that proudly show the meaning of “Mexicanidad”: the quality of being Mexican.
Roj Rodriguez began his career assisting local and visiting photographers in his hometown, Houston,Texas. Selected images from Mi Sangre, Rodriguez' first major body of work, have been acquired into the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, The San Antonio Museum of Art, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, The Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM and most recently the prestigious The Wittliff Collections in San Marcos, TX. Rodriguez currently works and resides in Austin, TX
The artist's Mi Sangre collection is now also available in a book that features writing by the Honorable Henry Cisneros, Lila Downs, Cheech Marin, Anne Wilkes Tucker, and Doug Menuez.
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