Cristina Lei Rodriguez Exhibition Opening at Fredric Snitzer Gallery 11/10/11

Cristina Lei Rodriguez Exhibition Opening at Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Thursday November 10, 6-9pm
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 NW 1st Place
Miami, FL 33127

Cristina Lei Rodriguez
Change
November 10 – December 17, 2011

Fredric Snitzer Gallery is pleased to announce Change, a solo exhibition of new sculptures by Cristina Lei Rodriguez. The exhibition will run from November 10 to December 17, 2011, and an opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, November 10th, from 6-9 p.m. Cristina Lei Rodriguez’s exhibition will be on view through Art Basel Miami Beach.

Change expresses the artist’s transformative and evolving motivation to excavate new territories in sculptural rhetoric, materials, and minimalist-inspired abstraction. Stripping away and manipulating elements, destroying and then reconstructing complete pieces are among the methods catalyzing the development of Rodriguez’s dynamic new series. Now, Rodriguez’s sculptures are directed by the formal principles of sculpture; form, color, material, and scale. This results in a new body of abstract sculptures that are organic, minimalist, and continue to maintain the landscape element that is signature to her aesthetic.

By twisting, crushing, bending, and painting materials including epoxy, gold wire mesh, fashion accessories, tree branches, faux fur, and various metal objects, Rodriguez entices the viewer with pieces that are both familiar and surprisingly incongruous. Forms are often adorned with precious objects along side forgettable everyday objects, like black shrink wrap with Swarovski crystals. Complementing these sculptures with aluminum, Plexiglas, and raw wood, the artist balances the natural and industrial, the feminine and masculine.

Rodriguez’s work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries including the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; the Hessel Museum at Bard College, New York; the Serpentine Gallery, London; North Miami Art Museum, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; De la Cruz Collection, Miami; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland; and the 2nd Athens Biennale, Greece.

Fredric Snitzer Gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. For more information and images regarding this exhibition, please contact 305.448.8976 or info@snitzer.com.

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