Another Fire

COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the works of Daniel Rios Rodriguez. This marks the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.

Another Fire asserts a primacy to the sun in Rodriguez’s painterly symbology.

Ecological upheaval from the latter half of the twentieth century onward has multiplied, deepened, and accelerated temporalities, as a result, confusing our sense of time. Ruminating on a news cycle which points to impending civilizational collapse—the menace of rising waters and temperatures, proliferating wildfires, mass extinctions—Rodriguez, in this recent body, pays tribute to the sun as our most primordial temporal compass, honouring its capacity to both guide life on Earth and, as of late, incinerate it.

Perfectly circular or herringbone shaped concrete slabs form the pictorial ground for each painting. Rope wraps the picture plane’s perimeter as both formal rhyme and framing device. Depictions of the sun vary, manifest in spiral symbols, more realist representations, or mashes of glyphs. Every work is nevertheless conceived as a kind of record of it, inflected by the artist’s stylish ingenuity, less document than totem.

Daniel Rios Rodriguez’s votive practice positions itself in an ancient lineage “of all those other creators who,” for time immemorial, “were worshipping the sun in a real way.”

Daniel Rios Rodriguez (b. 1978, Killeen, Texas) received his MFA from Yale in 2007 and is a 2013 recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Rodriguez has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; Nicelle Beauchene, White Columns, Martos Gallery, New York; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, USA; Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico; Galeria Fortes D’aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Brazil; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland and has forthcoming exhibitions at San Antonio Museum of Art, and Artpace, San Antonio, USA. Rodriguez lives and works in San Antonio, USA.

Artworks

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Untitled

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Untitled, 2019

Oil stick on paper

17" X 11"
43.18cm X 27.94cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Untitled

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Untitled, 2019

Oil stick on paper

17" X 11"
43.18cm X 27.94cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Untitled

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Untitled, 2019

Oil stick on paper

17" X 11"
43.18cm X 27.94cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Pica Pica

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Pica Pica, 2019

Oil on concrete

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Bruisers

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Bruisers, 2019

Oil on concrete

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Blaze

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Blaze, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

Edition of 3, 2 AP

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Envidio

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Envidio, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

The Plaint

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The Plaint, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

Edition of 3, 2 AP

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Amazonia

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Amazonia, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Oro

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Oro, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Hottest Parts

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Hottest Parts, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Helios

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Helios, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Night Heat

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Night Heat, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Mister Sol

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Mister Sol, 2019

Oil on terracotta

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Ojo

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Ojo, 2019

Sand, oil, copper, rope and glass on terracotta

13" X 13" X 2.5"
33.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

La cura

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La cura, 2019

Oil on concrete with rope

19.3" X 13" X 2.5"
49.02cm X 33.02cm X 6.35cm

Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Deep State

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Deep State, 2019

Oil on wooden panel with rope

17" X 14" X 4"
43.18cm X 35.56cm X 10.16cm