Saturday, April 12, 2014


I'm encouraging Jose Rodriquez to explore his interest in 3D art making. I met Jose years ago when we used to hold life-drawing sessions in the old gallery space and he was an regular participant. I delighted in his life-drawing, and although he was largely unschooled in art making, he had an enthusiasm that was reflected in his lovely drawings. I'm even a bit more taken by his sculpture. Jose had been telling for months that he was creating small, cardboard homages to the large Picasso sculpture here in Chicago's Daley Plaza. And when he brought the first one in I was immediately smitten. All materials are found at his work place (he works in construction), and the sculptures are made without a template. There are two in the gallery now and I urging him to make more.

Jose Rodriguez - Homage to Picasso 2 - 3x4x7 inchesFound Cardboard and Jewelry Boxes, Silver Paint

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