Episode No. 532 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Sandy Rodriguez and curator Austen Barron Bailly.
Sandy Rodriguez’s history-and-the-present addressing work is featured in four ongoing museum presentations, including:
- “Mixpantli: Contemporary Echoes” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 12;
- “Borderlands” at the Huntington Library until fall;
- “Re:Visión Art in the Americas” at the Denver Art Museum through July 17; and
- “Sandy Rodriguez: In Isolation,” a solo exhibition of 30 new works on paper that join addresses of American history to present events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and mass responses to police violence. It’s on view through April 17.
In addition, Rodriguez is included in the Denver Art Museum exhibition “Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche,” which will open February 6 before traveling to the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Rodriguez’s work explores the methods and materials of painting in works that address Native and colonial histories, memory and contemporary events. Among her exhibition credits are the recent triennial at El Museo del Barrio, the Riverside Art Museum, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, and more.
- For images from Rodriguez’s 2019 Codex Rodriguez-Mondragon, see Rodriguez’s website.
On the second segment, Austen Barron Bailly discusses “In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting.” The exhibition, which is at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art through January 31, features assorted pictures of marine art from across 250 years of US history. Bailly co-curated the show with Daniel Finamore.
Air date: January 13, 2022.