Drawing primarily in pen and ink, Lordy Rodriguez reconfigures existing maps creating imaginary compositions that are at once distinctly familiar and candidly absurd. Misplaced cities and fictional states appear alongside recognizable landmarks and iconic sites. While maps often assume an unquestionable authority of accuracy and fact (until they are proven outdated), Rodriguez dismantles conventional notions of locale and geography through intuitive associations and personal narratives.
Lordy Rodriguez was chosen for his ArtPace residency by Lisa Corrin, Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London, England. She has organized a number of significant shows for the Serpentine including solo exhibitions by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Chris Ofili, Jane and Louise Wilson, Bridget Riley, and an upcoming show of Rachael Whiteread. Corrin was recently appointed Deputy Director for Art/Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum, WA.