hello art lovers!
I’m headed to Syracuse, New York, to speak at my solo show this Wed., Oct. 12th
. I haven’t made it to the East Coast as often as I would’ve liked to, but I’ve kept myself occupied making new art and experimenting with my style. I’ve also been traveling the country to gain inspiration for my graphic novel, which deals with the stories of immigrant families as they cross the border.
I was in Arizona last month, where I helped lead a delegation of 50 writers and visual artists to witness the devastating effects of our immigration system. Some of the wonderful folks that joined me on this trip were authors, Maxine Hong Kingston and Teju Cole, and visual artists, Emory Douglas and El Mac. This delegation kicked off a project I’ve been working on since last year, called CULTURE STRIKE – a nationwide initiative to collaborate with the country’s finest artist as they tackle immigration, one of the human rights crisis of our time.
In other life updates – I’ll be getting some major surgery this month in my jaw area. I’m nervous and excited at the same time. It will address some health issues I’ve been dealing with for years (since I was a teen) and will help correct my teeth alignment. My mouth will be wired shut for almost 3 weeks! YIKES! But I am looking forward to a time of meditation and looking deep into myself. Of course, you can expect some revealing art to emerge.
Most of you know me for my political posters, but in this update, I wanted to share some of my more recent abstract and experimental work.
Please spread the word about my visit to Syracuse, this Wednesday, October 12th.
Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 7-9 PM
LA MAQUINA – Past & Present Works by Favianna Rodriguez
Art Rage Gallery
505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, NY – 315.218.5711
Exhibit runs through October 29, 2011
Love, Justice & Art,