Lucha Rodriguez at Swan Coach House

“Fluoressence” : New Works by Lucha Rodriguez, winner of the Forward Arts Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award.

The aim of the work is to explore the various definitions and conceptions of the “internal” not only as related to the human body but also its relationship to the mind. The work exists within the play of interpreting the “internal” as the inside of the body represented by the essence of human organs and a more metaphysical idea of the internal as related to the mind. It defines and constructs a place for meditation, creativity and self-examination; all actions encompassing private dialogue that claims the body as an intimate private space.

The investigation of such a general and abstract word can only be guided through the implementation of a contention structure which so far has been the human body. The dialogue between science and metaphysics is what makes the work interesting because one is informing the other in distinct ways, making it possible for the work to navigate from suggestive-representational and the somewhat abstract.

The intention is not to study the human anatomy or its organs but to reveal the experience of the internal as a metaphysical state of the mind that could be explained by borrowing scientific understandings of the human body.

Finalists in this exhibition include: Meg Aubrey, Chung-Fan Chang, Hope Hilton, Dorothy O’Connor

Through Sept. 24.

Artist Talk: Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.

Swan Coach House Gallery
3130 Slaton Drive
Atlanta, GA 30339

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