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A Flowering: Works by George Rodriguez

Tuttle Gallery | March 1 - 29, 2024

Born and raised in the border city of El Paso, TX, George Rodriguez creates highly ornamented, ceramic sculptures often underlined by a connection to the sociopolitical issues the artist explores. Rodriguez holds a BFA from the University of Texas El Paso and an MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Recently featured on PBS Craft in America’s Storytellers Episode, George writes:

“Through the creation of guardian figures, tomb sculptures, and shrines, I depict my community current and forthcoming. I hope to bring these objects—ancient relics that transcend time—into the present.”

George’s work can be found in the collections of the National Museum of Mexican Art, in Chicago, IL; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.; and the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, amongst others.

About the Tuttle Gallery

The Tuttle Gallery is the premiere display space for student and professional art exhibitions. Each year, the Tuttle Gallery features exhibits of original works by McDonogh students, alumni, and visiting artists whose work has been displayed nationally. Located on the third floor of the Edward St. John Student Center, the Tuttle Gallery is open during school hours. The gallery holds extended hours for exhibit openings. Dave Radford is the Director and Curator.

The Tuttle Gallery, opened in 1980 as a memorial to Stiles Ewing Tuttle, was originally located in Lyle Building. Longtime Art Department Head E. Carey Kenney, who passed away in 2012, was its first curator.