Pow Wow Hawaii veteran Samuel Rodriguez returns to the beautiful city of Honolulu to exhibit at the renowned Hawaii Gallery Loft in Space. The solo exhibition titled “Fractions” will focus on his deconstructed or fractured portraits. Samuel is a talented painter who’s aesthetically pleasing portraits offer a conceptual angle. His paintings are able to start a dialogue about today’s mixtures of race and ethnicity. By outwardly enhancing these features the artist is able to capture these normally hidden taboos. This looks to be another great show from Loft in Space.


“FRACTIONS” new works by Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez continues his ongoing series of work involving questions and ideas about identity in style and culture. This time the work involves more “fractioning” as Rodriguez calls it. His painted dissections of the human face are intended to further emphasize and explore the idea of people as walking “melting pots”. Although the obvious subject to read in the work is ethnicity, he wishes to speak to the broader topic of visual identity, which may include one’s own style or perception. The work playfully juxtaposes several visual cues that we use in order to process information about people we see. Rodriguez views these portraits as somewhat anthropological in that they are studies of people’s visual mix.

The opening night of “Fractions” will take place on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at Loft in Space. The opening goes from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Show runs till October 18th, 2012. (details below).

“Fractions” new works by Sam Rodriguez
Thursday, September 20th, 2012 to October 18th, 2012
Opens Thursday, September 20th
Opening: 6pm to 10pm
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
website: www.loftinspacehi.com