Elena Rodz, Dark Sacred Night, oil painting, nightcape

Elena Rodz

June 4 – July 23, 2020

Opening Reception:

 June 4, 5:30 to 9 pm with ArtWalk

 It’s Only For A Moment

Originally from North Texas, Elena Rodriguez studied Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where she focused on traditional painting and film studies. After earning her BFA, she moved to New York City, where she worked in the post-production film industry until she went to grad school at the New York Academy of Art. She moved to South Texas in 2013 to take a job at the Rockport Center for the Arts, and in 2018 she became the curator of exhibitions. She lives in Corpus Christi with her fiance and dumb pets, and she maintains an active studio practice out of K Space Art Studios.

Artist Statement:

“I make dumb landscape paintings. They are “dumb” in that they explicitly require the viewer to suspend higher thought and instead experience the feeling that comes from viewing the art. There is no deeper meaning; nothing is a metaphor or allegory. It’s a painting of a landscape with a moody atmosphere.”