“Images of the Guadalupe,” a Collection by Artist James Joseph Roderick to be Shown in Santa Fe, New Mexico in December

The two-day exhibit and sale highlights Roderick’s visual metaphors of “La Virgen de Guadalupe” among other paintings and prints.

Santa Fe, NM, December 10, 2008 --(PR.com)-- In honor of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, James Joseph Roderick’s collection of paintings and prints entitled “Images of Guadalupe” will be shown from 5 - 9 p.m. on Friday, December 12 and from Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 54-1/2 E. San Francisco St., (Second Floor above Haagen-Dazs) off the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibit is also wheel chair accessible via the elevator on 103 E. Water St. courtyard next to Pasqual's Restaurant and the Atomic Grill.

Originally from Massachusetts, James Joseph Roderick received his training at the Art Institute of Boston and studied the Art of Fresco at the Castle Hill Art School in Truro, MA. He moved to the Southwestern U.S. during the 1990s and currently resides in Crestone, CO, with frequent visits to Santa Fe, NM and its environs. He readily admits that his connection with the region has influenced his art.

“For the past few years my art has been focused on the Goddess. You can almost hear her when you walk the land out here. Living in the Southwest, I am currently captivated with the Virgin of Guadalupe and She appears in many of my paintings. By focusing on the Goddess I’m attempting to reawaken the feminine spirit into a world that is unbalanced, a world that has swung too far to the patriarchal. I’m drawn to the surrealist whose ideas represent thought and emotion and the blending of dream and non-dream states of consciousness.”

Almost a visual presentation of Latin “magic realism,” his distinctive creations have been described as “simultaneously earthy and spiritual,” “bold and subtle,” and as reverent examples of “classic surrealism.” A preview of his work can be seen on his website: www.jamesjosephroderick.com .

Roderick illustrated and co-published the “Illustrated Guide to the Spiritual Centers in the Crestone/Baca Area,” and has shown his work in Colorado and on the East Coast. “Images of the Guadalupe,” his first exhibit in New Mexico, is sponsored by Naomi Lake/Vibrational Medicine.

James Joseph Roderick
Naomi Lake
PO Box 477
Crestone, CO 81131