atlanta

Rocío Rodríguez

Fay Gold Gallery

Rocío Rodríguez has been exploring the complexities of tangled skeins of lines in her painting for a while now. In an untitled series of paintings from 2003–2004, the intertwinings read as plant forms; presented against neutral grounds, they resemble botanical illustrations. In her current, much denser abstract compositions, the suggestion is of cartography, though Rodríguez’s expressive schemas map not just cities but also bodily, psychological, and political terrains.

Terminus . . . Atlanta (all works 2007)—the title includes the city’s original name and its current one—is a large palimpsest of shapes, each layer all but obliterating the previous ones. The dominant color is an orange-brown suggestive of the Georgia clay on which the city is built, and that is revealed anew with each fresh wave of construction. What presumably represents a grid of streets on the painting’s

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