Daniel Rios Rodriguez at COOPER COLE

Artist: Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

Date: July 21 – September 9, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto

COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Daniel Rios Rodriguez, the artists first in Canada.

For this exhibition, Rodriguez will present a new series of mixed media canvas works alongside a graphite drawing. Rodriguez’s constructivist approach to image making employs a unique combination of found material and impasto paint application on an intimate scale. By reconstructing the formal elements of art production, these artworks act as explorations of traditional painting subjects such as the still life, landscape, memento mori, and autobiographical narratives. Rodriguez’s assemblages embody a unique surrealist sensibility and hold a certain weight emblematic to that of a talisman or totem.

Daniel Rios Rodriguez (Born 1978, Killeen, Texas, USA) received his MFA from Yale in 2007 and is a 2013 recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Rodriguez has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Nicelle Beauchene, White Columns, Martos Gallery, New York, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, USA; Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico; Galeria Fortes D’aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil. Rodriguez lives and works in San Antonio, USA.

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, 2017, exhibition view, COOPER COLE, Toronto

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Honey Thoughts, 2017, Oil, flashe, acrylic, rope, wood nails and found objects on panel, 21.5″ X 21.5″, 54.61cm X 54.61cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, 2017, exhibition view, COOPER COLE, Toronto

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Grappler, 2017, Oil, flashe, wood, rope, nails and found ojects on panel, 14″ X 9.5″, 35.56cm X 24.13cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Untitled, 2017, Graphite on paper, framed, 22″ X 26.25″, 55.88cm X 66.67cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, 2017, exhibition view, COOPER COLE, Toronto

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Nerodia, 2017, Oil, acrylic, rope, wire, wood, nails on panel, 11.5″ X 8″, 29.21cm X 20.32cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, 2017, exhibition view, COOPER COLE, Toronto

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Lion Feathers, 2017, Oil, flashe, wood, rope and found objects on panel, 16″ X 16″, 40.64cm X 40.64cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez, 2017, exhibition view, COOPER COLE, Toronto

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