June 8 — July 30




In a series titled "Pygmalion Effect," Almudena Rodriguez explores the psychological idea that greater expectations lead to better performance. Her magical collision of cultural signifiers generates a dream world left open for interpretation.





These mixed media on fabric works layer pop culture images and messages ranging from comic book illustrations to vibrant army fatigue patterns.

By extracting images, logos and slogans from popular culture, Rodriguez layers disparate notions to distance us from our assumptions and help us reflect about who we are and what we believe in.



"Through recycling and fragmentation, I search for connections in images that initially appear disconnected."

—Almudena Rodriguez


Almudena Rodriguez, born in 1969 in Madrid, Spain, received her B.F.A. at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Rodriguez’s paintings are recognized as reflections on current issues and the absurdity of mass-media culture. She communicates her vision with an intricate process of stitching multiple fabrics and layering vibrant colors beneath illustrations of various cultural iconographies from around the world, within the same frame of images from everyday mass media.

Her work has been shown throughout Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia, Algiers, Mexico, USA and in contemporary art fairs ARCO and Art Miami. She currently resides and works in Madrid, Spain.

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