Rocío Rodríguez | "At the Edge of the Day"

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At the Edge of the Day Rocío Rodríguez

Rocío Rodríguez, Black Sundown, 2019, Oil on canvas, 60 x 53 in.

Exhibition Dates: January 22 - March 20, 2021


At the Edge of the Day Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce the latest body of work from visual artist Rocío Rodríguez entitled At the Edge of the Day. Rodríguez’s past decade of exhibited work has possessed a diaristic progression, marking time in tandem with the artist’s own state of mind. After experiencing the transformative light of Marfa, Texas while at her 2014 artist residency, the painter began to reference the constant conversation between earth and sky, depicting fragments of her surroundings through abstract forms. Not yet ready to embrace landscape fully, Rodríguez maintained a highly abstract visual language that focused on the purity of form rather than specific pictoral representation. Five years later and at the end of the journey with her previous work, Rodríguez takes to Taos, New Mexico, once again in need of an unparalleled view of the sky and land. Here the artist opens an investigative "return to nature" in terms of her work and confronts the long established subject matter--- the landscape. Through At the Edge of the Day, Rodríguez introduces images that represent the space and time during the transition from day into night. This period of the day is intrinsically short-lived; it vanishes as it begins to unfold. Rodríguez is attracted to the transient aspect that this moment in time offers as well as the metaphorical implications that it can hold. As opposed to being supported by art historical allusions to past images, the exhibited work simply consists of imagery direct from the landscape. The landscapes of At the Edge of the Day are variously presented. Some are fragmented or juxtaposed, along with abstract rectangles that speak to an “in between” place, that can serve as a marker for what something is as it is experienced and as it is imagined.


Passing Skies, 2020, Oil on canvas, 57.25 x 90 in.


Double Sunsets, 2019, Oil on canvas, 49.50 x 48 in.


Day’s End, 2019, Oil on canvas, 48 x 39 in.


Big Cloud, El Prado, 2019, Oil on canvas, 48 x 108 in.


Black Sundown, 2019, Oil on canvas, 60 x 53 in.


Sunset Cloud Arroyo Seco, 2020, Oil on canvas, 48 x 108 in.


Black Field Dusk, 2020, Oil on canvas, 48 x 58 in.


Three Sunsets, 2019, Oil on canvas, 56 x 48 in.


September 11, 2019, 2019, Acrylic on wood panel,16 x 12 in.


September 8, 2019, 2019, Acrylic on wood panel,12 x 16 in.


October 2, 2019, 2019, Acrylic on wood panel,12 x 16 in.


September 10, 2019, 2019, Acrylic and pencil on wood panel,16 x 12 in.


September 26, 2019, 2019, Acrylic on wood panel,12 x 16 in.


July 27, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


July 16, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


May 20, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


June 21, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


May 29, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


May 25, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


May 19, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


June 25, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


May 26, 2020, 2020, Pastel and oil pastel on paper, 11 x 14 in.


Please contact the gallery if you are interested in purchasing or if you have any questions.

gallery@sandlerhudson.com