EL ZODIACO FAMILIAR
March 2 - May 29, 2023
A collaborative iteration of the Chinese Zodiac reimagined as analogous creatures of Mexican origin, bridging cultures and creating new narratives.
El Zodíaco Familiar - the fifth iteration of George Rodriguez's Mexican Zodiac series - invites 13 Mexican and Chicanx/Chicane artists of various disciplines to respond to Rodriguez's animal sculptures with the forms, tools, and aesthetics of their own artistic practices. Each artist has imbued their collaboratively-imagined sculpture--corresponding to the zodiac animal of their birth year--with personal perspective, folk tradition, and an intimate feeling of celebration. While each sculpture is as distinct as its maker, taken together, the twelve pieces vibrate with the deep resonances of the familiar.
Collaborating artists are: Moises Salazar, Marilyn Montufar, Ale Carrillo-Estrada, Samirah Steinmeyer, Yosimar Reyes, Eric J. Garcia, Christie Tirado, Carolina Jimenez, Gabriela Ramirez Michel, Jon Gomez, Javier Barboza, Gabriel Marquez, and Gustavo Martinez.
The Honeywell Charitable Fund, Town of Friday Harbor, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA, Printonyx, Browne’s Home Center, and Harbor Rentals