Oli Rodriguez’s interdisciplinary practice spans all object-based media plus performance, installation, and writing. This is show is part two of a project of digitally manipulated photography. The Last Seduction / La Seducción Fatal "queers" the strict limits of acceptable subject matter of 19th Century South American colonialist painting by recontextualizing figures from the white, heteronormative heroism of European classical iconography with non-gender-conforming and people of color. This 21st Century intervention into a canon of representation presents a sharply contrasting interpretation of official historical truth. His exhibition is partially funded by the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) through a 2018 Individual Artists Program (IAP) grant.
Image: Oli Rodriguez, Las Mensajeras de Satanás