Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez & Darryl DeAngelo Terrell

With Ike Floor "Chains to Nothing" in the Milwaukee Ave. Window Gallery

Opening Friday, September 7th 6–9pm

At Roots & Culture 1034 N Milwaukee Ave.

Through October 6th

Roots & Culture is thrilled to kick off our fall season 2018 with a Double Exposure two person show, with new work by Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez and Darryl DeAngelo Terrell. The two artists were paired by Roots & Culture’s Programming Committee.

Time shifting images exploiting the ambiguities inherent in historicizing the legacy of documentary and representational forms are at the center of new work by Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez. Employing diverse material from the recent past such as Playboy interviews with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and declassified School of the America’s psychological operations manuals to question the history of cultural consensus that grows around these subjects. Rodriguez’s work exposes the anomalies that affect the materiality of a picture, document, or fact when transposed from its original historical context to the present time, and the relationship of textual and visual information to address broader critical questions.

The concern for black well-being, in a time when black bodies don’t make it home, is a consistent worry of Darryl DeAngelo Terrell. Through their work, Terrell considers the collective anxiety within the black community, specifically the anxiety black mothers hold for their children, which in result has them to turn to God and Pray for their protection. Terrell is interested in making the words of mothers as important as possible by collecting, archiving, and enlarging hand written prayers, as well as visualizing fragmented conversations.

Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez works with photography video and multi screen installation to examine the slippage between time and the act of image creation. His most recent work has been presented in exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; MAMA Annex, Los Angeles, and a solo exhibition at the Windor Contemporáneo in Madrid. In 2015 he was a participant in the Program for Advanced Studies in Critical Practices at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. He has studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, received a B.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an M.F.A from the University of Pennsylvania.

Work by Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Darryl is currently a 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Visual Arts, a 2017/18 Hatch Project Artist in Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition, 2017 Artist in Resident at ACRE, a semifinalist for the 2017 Edes Fellowship. Darryl has also shown at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Il, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art  in Scottsdale, AZ and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.