ORGANUM: New Works by Patricia Rodriguez
Baylor Health Sciences Library
May 31 through August 30, 2013
This spring, the Baylor Health Sciences Library is pleased to unveil a complete renovation of its public spaces. Included in these renovations is large beautiful common area, designed as both a reading room and new community space featuring rotating art exhibitions by emerging and established area artists. With the intention to help bridge the arts and sciences for Library patrons, such exhibitions will serve to introduce new audiences to local artists while providing a beautiful and thought provoking space for study and discovery.
The inaugural exhibition year will include exhibitions created exclusively for the space by respected and emerging area artists. Dallas artist Patricia Rodriguez kicks off the inaugural exhibition with ORGANUM: New Works by Patricia Roriguez on May 31, 2013.
Patricia Rodriguez’s complex and colorful paintings pulse with elegant organic forms including roots, stems, and the flora and fauna of a dreamlike natural world. The artist is inspired by the colorful sand mandalas made by Tibetan monks that demonstrate the interconnectedness and impermanence of life. Eastern symbolism finds its way into Rodriguez’s paintings as she approaches each piece as a means of meditation. No work is ever preconceived and is impulsively created and spontaneously designed.
Patricia Rodriguez in a native of Oak Cliff and has been making art and music for over eighteen years. She currently works as a freelance artist, muralist, graphic designer and an arts and culture advocate. Exhibiting in various galleries and venues across Dallas, Rodriguez’s art and community work has been featured in the Dallas Morning News, The Observer, QUICK DFW, Oak Cliff People, Good Morning Texas, and CBS News. This will be her first solo show.