Greetings! I am happy to announce my newest solo show, 'Typefaces: Caras De La Misión'! It has been about four years since my last one and I am glad it is being hosted here in the Bay Area, close to home. I was invited by Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, to do a location-specific version of my 'Typefaces' series about their neighborhood, San Francisco's Mission District. It was a challenge that has helped me to further realize my voice as an artist. Below is some information about the show, if you are in or around the SF Bay Area, please take some time out to see these in person and enjoy some good food around the neighborhood!
Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery
2958 24th Street, San Francisco
Curator/Artist: Myself (Samuel Rodríguez)
Displays: June 3, 2017 – July 28, 2017
Words From Acción Latina:
With his new exhibition Typefaces: Caras De La Misión San Jose-based visual artist and graphic designer Samuel Rodriguez depicts the unique cultural landscape of the Mission District via observations of people, their distinctive features and their surrounding environment. This exhibit is part of an ongoing portrait series called “Typefaces” which examines social and cultural hybridity through sampling and remixing visual cues that we use to process identity in faces, typography, fashion, and architecture. Caras de La Misión includes familiar neighborhood faces—both past and present—with tones reminiscent of the ‘80s and ‘90s-era Bay Area, and is dedicated to the resilient community of the Mission District. At a time of rapid gentrification and displacement, Caras de La Misión helps to forge a cultural bridge across the Bay Area, establishing a creative dialog between Latino communities in San Francisco and San Jose.
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Below is a video by Accion Latina about the process of making the show.