George Rodriguez at the Renwick

George Rodriguez, Mexican American Gothic, ceramic with glaze, 90 x 60 x 30 in.


George Rodriguez's work Mexican American Gothic is currently on display at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

Mexican American Gothic derives from the classic painting by Grant Wood depicting two farmers outside of their rural Gothic-style home. In Rodriguez's version the two figures portray and celebrate Mexican American workers. The man is shown as a field worker, the women a domestic worker.


Rodriguez behind a mask with Mexican American Gothic in progress
Image taken at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT


"George Rodriguez creates highly ornamented, figurative ceramic sculptures, often underlined by a connection to the sociopolitical issues the artist explores. Themes of culture and identity recur throughout his sculptures, celebrating the unique attributes of diverse cultures and the similarities that unite them."


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