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George Rodriguez

Rainier Tower Mezzanine and Jeffrey Moose Framing, 1301 Fifth Ave, Seattle

February 20th through April 28th, 2012

Please refer questions to Jeffrey Moose, 206.467.6951 or

Jeffrey Moose Gallery is proud to present a group of nine larger-than-life ceramic Mariachi musicians by artist George Rodriguez in the Mezzanine of Rainier Tower, 1301 5th Avenue, Seattle, to run from February 20th through April 28th. The work is on loan from the collection of Alison and Glen Milliman. Mr. Rodriguez is represented by Foster White Gallery.

Mr. Rodriguez, of El Paso, Texas and an MFA graduate from the University of Washington, is known for his life-size ceramic figures and busts. He has exhibited throughout Washington, New Mexico and Texas and is the recipient of several scholarships and prizes. In 2010, the Bonderman Travel Fellowhsip took him across 26 countries over 8 months.

The display comes in conjunction with the 46th annual conference of NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, held this year in Seattle, March 28th-31 at the Washington State Convention Center. In 2006, Mr. Rodriguez was awarded the Regina Brown Undergraduate fellowship through NCECA.

"In my family, the Mariachi is a symbol of remembrance and celebration. If you want to make an event special, then you get a Mariachi band. Every Mother's Day, my sister and I would get a Mariachi band. . We also have a birth in the family- Mariachi band, milestone birthday-Mariachi band, wedding-Mariachi band, funeral -Mariachi band. I wanted to capture that feeling and share it with others. I try to focus on illustrating moments of joy, celebration and happiness. I hope that you hear music when you enter my work." - George Rodriguez, 2009

"Instrumental Divide/Mariachis"
George Rodriguez
294" x 95" x 40"


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