Event Description: Foster/White will feature all new work by Seattle sculptor George Rodriguez at this summer’s Seattle Art Fair, which takes place August 2 - 5, 2018 at the Century Link Field Event Center. Rooted in his study of traditional temple guardian figures from around the world, George’s highly individualized ceramic forms reveal the inherent commonality at our core. For this next body of work, George continues to explore themes of protection, inclusion and sanctity using the Chinese Zodiac as framework. The Chinese Zodiac vessels will be in conversation with a wall-mounted Mexican Zodiac featuring animals like the cricket, the donkey and the feathered serpent. By distilling the traits of individual family members and friends, George renders ornamented animal portraits distinctly related to their corresponding humans while presenting them simultaneously as one community. Pairing his characteristic playful grace with the regal quality of Ai WeiWei’s Circle of Animals, George’s sculptures extend the same reverence embodied in traditional guardian statuary to his own people. They are the protectors, the allies, the companions.
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Hosting Organization: Foster/White Gallery
Title of the Event: Foster/White Gallery: George Rodriguez at the Seattle Art Fair
Date of the Event: August 2 - 5, 2018
Time(s) of the Event: Seattle Art Fair
Opening Night Preview Thursday, August 2 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fair Hours on Friday, August 3 | 11:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday, August 4 | 11:00am - 7:00pm, Sunday, August 5 | 11:00am - 6:00pm