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 Maria De Los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez:“If there is evil, we have to believe that there is good too” 

Crenson Gallery
National Juried Solo Show

August 11 - September 22, 2018

Juror: Natalie Bell, Associate Curator, New Museum

“If there is evil, we have to believe that there is good too" Maria De Los Angeles Rodriguez Jimenez, Solo Show

Artist Statement: “I have developed an index of color relations to determine specific emotions and memories. The colors can be autonomous or have a new meaning altogether when encountering other colors and the forms they inhabit. My work is about the relationship of me, a Cuban born body, in a permanent state of displacement. I cannot go back to Cuba and be like I was before, now I am someone else. My paintings try to express the state in which this happens. They are about the inability to belong in any defined structure.”

Bio: Born in Holguín, Cuba on 1992, immigrated to New Orleans, US on 2002. Received a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2015. Participant at Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture on 2016. Currently receiving her Master‘s in Painting at Yale University.

Barrett Art Center presents four solo shows in the Crenson Gallery annually. Artists are selected from over one hundred applicants by leading arts professionals.