Gamaliel Rodríguez, “Figure 1764,” ballpoint pen and text on paper, 50" x 76", 2015.
Image courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida.
May 12 - Aug. 21, 2016
The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Reminiscent of Time Passed,” a solo exhibition by Gamaliel Rodríguez, featuring recent works on paper, as well as “Figure 1737,” a 45-foot ballpoint pen drawing commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art. “Figure 1737” depicts Fort Benning, Georgia, and its surrounding areas, created from memory. Rodríguez was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, in the late ’90s during his service as an infantryman with the U.S. Army. As a service member, he honed his skills in navigation, investigation and map reading — knowledge that he later translated into his visual art practice.
Rodríguez’s nondescript industrial landscapes of Puerto Rico and U.S. territories are gleaned from his own personal experiences, travel and imagination. These haunting monochromatic images in ballpoint, acrylic inks and Sharpie markers are at first specific and familiar to visitors, while also unexpected and extraordinary in their scale and design.
This exhibition coincides with the national Blue Star Museums program, which allows active duty military and their families free entry to participating museums from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
‘Reminiscent of Time Passed’ is curated by guest curator Aaron Levi Garvey.
‘Intersections: Person and Place’
A Conversation with Janet Biggs, Jeffrey Gibson and Gamaliel Rodríguez
Thursday, June 23, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibition, panel discussion and reception are free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members, as well as active-duty military and their families through Labor Day 2016. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission