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Small Rocks Tagged

Small Rocks Tagged

Paintings by Estefania Velez Rodriguez
February 1 - February 16

As a dual tongued individual, Estefania utilizes the symbolic language of painting as a bridge between many cultures and spaces. This work often uses abstracted landscapes as well as non-objective visual spaces that are somewhat open field and bright. Landscapes meander and distort physical spaces like mazes which are meant to be misleading. Utilizing chemical reactions within painting, Estefania experiments with raw pigments, spray materials, oil mediums, acrylic polymers, and dry additives. Her painting language ruptures visual spaces to open the viewers receptivity to fleeting spaces, times, and emotional presence.

Estefania received her MFA in painting from Brooklyn College in 2017. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. Estefania is represented by Praxis Gallery in New York City. Some notable exhibitions include: Praxis Gallery (NYC), Underdonk (NYC), Soil Gallery (Seattle), University of Arkansas (AK), Auxiliary Projects (NYC), Cunsthaus (Tampa), Vermont Studio Center (VT), and Artfair Miami (FL). Her work has been published with The Brooklyn Rail (NY), Artnet (NY), and Revista Marvin in Mexico City (CDMX). She has a public mural project with the Arts and Cultural Grant of New York and Norte Maar organization, and is a recipient of a NYFA artist grant (2020).