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The Command

Modern and Contemporary Art

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The Command

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Rocío Rodríguez
American, born Cuba, 1952

Date

1988

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

1988.44

Dimensions

84 x 91 inches

Location

On View - Anne Cox Chambers Wing, Skyway, Gallery 422

Description

For more than thirty years Rocio Rodríguez has explored a variety of approaches to painting in her Atlanta-based studio. At the center of her practice is a symbiotic relationship between the artist and her work. Rodríguez constantly recalibrates the skills required to gain command of her materials and techniques, in a process that is often experimental. The Command, the female figures represent this relationship between the artist and her work – one controlling and the other passive. Rodriguez describes their action as the “contortions we put ourselves through in service to the Ego.”

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lannan Foundation

Image Copyright

© Rocío Rodríguez