Oli Rodriguez is a transgendered artist whose interdisciplinary practice spans all object-based media plus performance, installation, and writing. The digitally manipulated photography of The Last Seduction "queers" the strict limits of acceptable subject matter of 19th Century South American colonialist painting by recontextualizing figures from the white, heteronormative heroism of European classical iconography with non-gender-conforming people of color. This 21st Century intervention into a canon of representation presents us with a sharply contrasting interpretation of official historical truth.
Opening Reception Saturday November 12, 2016 5-8pm
Artist's Talk by Oli Rodriguez Saturday December 10, 2016 4pm
8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 620, Chicago, IL