Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Geometrías de Luz
Friday, May 17, 2019 6-9pm
May 17- June 30th, 2019
Blanca Estela Rodríguez “Geometrías de Luz” is an immersive installation of her new body of work showcasing investigations in luminosity, the range of prismic transitions and the malleability of acrylic glass through rectangular sculpture, projection and installation. “Geometrías de Luz” is a study of space, color and line and how these various entities intersect, and in doing so, affect our perception of the world. Rodríguez’ angular shapes consist of assorted triangles, rectangles and trapezoids that operate individually and as a larger, more complex entity to transform the interior space of Incline Gallery.
Influenced by her ongoing research of geometry in relationship to perception, Rodríguez is fascinated by the concept of intersecting lines meeting or (never meeting) in infinite space. Her work invites the viewer to question what existing perceptions and ideas they each bring to the many spaces they occupy and how they are placed in space in the present moment. Ultimately for Rodríguez, light operates as a universal element – its uniformity and consistency is creating a space for shared experience, regardless of viewers pre-existing, and varied perceptions.
About the Artist
Blanca Estela Rodríguez is a Mexican artist based in San Francisco, she moved among various cities throughout the world from Mexico City to Sweden to Germany to now the Bay Area. Portraying people, personalities and characters – either human or machine kind – has been a constant interest in her artistic practice. She utilizes a variety of mediums in her work ranging from photography, film and installation while simultaneously integrating various technologies.The artist is best known for her abstract portraitures and portrayal of identity done through photography and mix media art. In her new work, Rodríguez explores the shifting relationship between light, shape, perception and its effect on representation and illusion by manipulating acrylic glass.
Previously, Rodríguez was a Studio Artist at Root Division from July 2015 – November 2018 where she was awarded the Latino Teaching Artist Fellowship in 2015. She was granted with the DAAD Artists Fellowship from 2007 – 2009. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Velada de Santa Lucía (Venezuela), Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli (Mexico City), Kunsthaus Hamburg (Germany), Westwerk (Germnay), Centro Cultural de España (Mexico City), Pop up image (South Korea). She received a B.Des from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, a MSc in Art and Technology from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden and in visual arts from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany.
Blanca Estela Rodríguez
Incline Gallery is an alternative art space that fosters relationships between community and artists. We create opportunities for emerging as well as established artists to exhibit in a non-cube format that challenges and encourages experimentation in exhibition design. Our role continues to expand by facilitating outside curators, international exchanges and partnerships within a community based organization.