"Sandy Rodriguez: To Translate the Unfathomable" will be on view from January 17–April 7, 2023, in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries in Douglass Library.
Rodriguez's recent work consists of maps, botanical studies, and figural compositions painted in hand-processed watercolors on amate paper with techniques, forms, and pigments of Mesoamerican manuscripts produced by the Mexica people and other Mexican natives in the first century after the Conquest of Mexico (1519–21). The exhibition is curated by Tatiana Flores, Director of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of Art History and Latino & Caribbean Studies, and advised by Camilla Townsend, Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Rutgers Working Group of Hemispheric Indigenous Studies.
The exhibition will be the artist's first solo show on the East Coast and will be accompanied by an online catalog with an essay by Townsend.
The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries are located in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library (8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). The galleries are free and open to the public. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm; Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 1pm-3pm (by appointment only) and are subject to the university libraries operating schedule. Further information about the exhibition, event rsvp/parking, and accessibility services can be found at cwah.rutgers.edu. Please direct all inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Program
The Lebowitz program is funded in part by the Estelle Lebowitz Memorial Fund, endowed in 1999 by Professor Joel Lebowitz, Director of the Center for Mathematical Sciences Research, Rutgers University, in honor of his late wife, artist Estelle Lebowitz. Sponsored by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Department of History, and the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice. Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Art History, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies, and The Language Center. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of CWAH in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries.