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2 x 2 Solos: Lordy Rodriguez presents the artist’s new series of drawings, “Postcards 3/11”. Rodriguez’s practice uses maps to reconfigure factual locations and push the language of cartography into new imagined realms. “Postcards 3/11” respond to marine trash islands in the Pacific Ocean caused by the debris from recent earthquakes and tsunamis. As American scientists attempt to track the course of debris through the ocean with concerns for its arrival on our coastline, Rodriguez’s 5” x 7” pen and ink drawings offer abstracted snapshots of both foreign and domestic branded products churning together as the result of natural disaster and human negligence.
Rodriguez approach these disaster-hit areas in a more placid manner in which the excursion of these flotsams are more reminiscent of novelty postcards being parceled along the Pacific. In this non sequitur terrain, the Western Pacific Garbage Patch takes on a more eastern influence, conjuring the memories of the Edo and Meiji period for this “ New Floating World”. Rodriguez’s selection of products for postcards comes from a 2012 report by the Ocean Conservancy Organization on the top 10 items found during an international coastal cleanup, which the artist use to address Country of Origin images.
The question remains; will these products as postcards continue to reach the doorsteps of our coastline, simply sink or over the years will it “return to sender” as a result of the earth’s Coriolis Effect (the deflection of moving objects caused by the earth’s rotation)?