GEORGE RODRIGUEZ: EL ZODIACO FAMILIAR | WHATCOM MUSEUM
George Rodriguez, Mexican America Gothic, ceramic with glaze, 84 x 60 x 30 inches
El Zodíaco Familiar
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA
June 19 - October 24, 2021
Having introduced his first Mexican Zodiac series in 2018, sculptor George Rodriguez has recently collaborated with 13 Mexican and Chicanx/Chicane artists on his newest iteration of these forms, El Zodíaco Familiar. The series will be the focus of Rodriguez’s upcoming exhibition at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA, opening June 19, 2021. Each animal represents a sign in the zodiac, and replaces an animal of the traditional Chinese zodiac. And, each animal will feature finishes by a different artist.
The exhibition includes other large-scale ceramic sculptures of Rodriguez’s, one of which is Mexican American Gothic. For more information, please visit Whatcom Museum’s exhibitions page.
George Rodriguez and Gabriela Ramírez Michel; La Peyotera (Mono), 2021; Ceramic, wax, fiber
George Rodriguez holds a BFA from the University of Texas, El Paso, TX, and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He has received awards including the Museum of Northwest Art’s Luminaries’ Patti Warashina Award for Emerging Artists. Rodriguez has shown his work across the country including a solo exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA, and his sculptures can be found in collections such as the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL.
George Rodriguez, Los Guardias, ceramic, 41 x 18 x 12 inches and 41 x 15 x 14 inches
To learn more about George Rodriguez, and to see available works please visit fosterwhite.com.