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Rolando Rojas: Fantasia de Luz

The Consulate General of Mexico, Mexican Cultural and Tourism Institute and Serrano Gallery are pleased to announce Rolando Rojas: Fantasia de Luz, a special exhibition highlighting a new series of works by artist Rolando Rojas, on February 9, 2023.

Rolando Rojas, a visual artist with a growing international presence, has been an enduring and steadfast presence in the Mexican visual arts scene for decades. Born in Oaxaca, Rolando Rojas is inspired by the legends, stories, and myths of the Zapotec culture that have permeated his life in Mexico. In his colorful paintings, Rojas portrays this mythical world and interweaves it with deeply personal narratives formed
out of the artist’s own experiences, present and past, many of which are drawn from his childhood growing up in Tehuantepec. This new series, Fantasia de Luz, integrates seven masterpieces interpreting different phases of the Moon. Light form and color track movement of the Moon through the sky. A quick glance discerns monochromatic landscapes. Yet further viewing discovers a contrast of tones and shades and complex execution of each work. Depth and texture is achieved by multiple applications of pigments and earth with a subtle variety of tones and color shades. The completed works demonstrate extraordinary, luminosity, complexity, and depth.

The reception will provide guests with an opportunity to meet the artist in person and view this recent work in a vibrant setting, in the heart of the Washington Arts District/Sawyer Yards art complex.

Rolando Rojas: Fantasia de Luz will be on view February 9 - 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday February 9, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This event is free and open to the public, and is housed in the East Gallery (Door 1) of Silver Street Studios (2000 Edwards Street).