Las Vegas, NV, April 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Miguel Rodriguez describes “So Sincere” as a space full of his own unique versions of culturally shared images he arrived at after spending a lifetime fascinated with movies, science and pop culture.
“Miguel’s work has a playful edge that puts a smile on your face from any angle,” Marty Walsh, owner of Trifecta Gallery Las Vegas said. “That playful edge invites you to take a better look until you start to notice the depth and skill involved in the craftsmanship of his work.”
The majority of the work on exhibition in “So Sincere” comes from a mold making process. Rodriguez, likes to call these molds “force multipliers.” Polymer modified gypsum is poured in the force multipliers until it dries. Rodriguez brings the objects to life as he sands and finishes the surface. The real magic comes about when his expert and masterful eye for color plays with paint combinations to create the final pieces.
“I spend a tremendous amount of time and energy creating a three dimensional sculpture, then I create a mold,” he said. “This allows me to make many, many versions of the same sculpture over and over.”
Rodriguez was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1977. He studied ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute where he earned his bachelor degree in fine art in 2000. He earned his master of fine art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2004. In 2011, he created the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital HEART sculptures which have been painted by Las Vegas-area artists currently. Each of these are currently displayed at businesses and institutions throughout the valley. He just finished the Golden Gate Hotel time mural and is the sculptor/creator of the giant concrete animals in Wetlands Park in Henderson, Nevada.
Paintings by Phil Shafer, the founder of Sike Style Designs and Sikenomics Clothing, are on exhibition in the Attachment Room adjacent to the main gallery. Sikenomics has become the number one independent apparel and accessory brand in Kansas City.
Preview the two new exhibitions on Thursday April 5, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Custom made petit fours for the first few dozen guests provided by M. Antoinette “Legendary Confections,” one of Trifecta’s new community partners.