Born and raised in the border city of El Paso, TX, George Rodriguez’s ceramic sculptures explore the artist’s Latino and Mexican identity through intricate decoration combined with an awareness of our shared humanity. KaleidoLA’s third guest speaker, George Rodriguez, views his practice in clay as a way to employ an ancient material to express his contemporary experience. His ceramic work celebrates the medium’s most traditional sculptural capacity to reveal complex social issues of inclusivity, community and self-reflection.
KaleidoLA is the Department of Art and History’s annual guest speaker series. For the past eight years, KaleidoLA has been a vital connection between Loyola Marymount University and the Los Angeles arts community. For fall 2020, in collaboration with LMU’s Laband Art Gallery, KaleidoLA will thematically center artists whose artwork and lived experiences foreground issues of racial, economic and social justice. This event is part of LMU's College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA).
Image courtesy of George Rodriguez