Two exhibits open this weekend at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. We got to preview the fantastic George Rodriguez show during installation the other day and really…this shouldn’t be missed. The scale is huge and the work is gorgeous…
Here are a few of the “Georges”
Rodriguez was born in El Paso of immigrant parents and he digs deep into his historic and cultural material in this work. Now a Seattle resident in his mid-thirties this exhibit has much to think about and provides us with somebody to watch going forward. This exhibit is beautifully curated by Jonathan Bucci who spotted Rodriguez’ work a few years ago in Seattle.
Also on view in an exhibit curated by Roger Hull is the work of Oregon painter John Stahl, Museum School graduate, outdoorsman, inveterate maker…a good look at work made over 40 years of a life well lived. Accompanying this show is a book by Hull and others entitled “John R. Stahl: A Life in Art”.
Better plan to come to Salem this summer.