Transformer is thrilled to present Otro Tiempo, featuring photographs and videos by MichaelAngelo Rodriguez in his first solo exhibition. Otro Tiempo includes images from several series, all reflecting Rodriguez’s ongoing interest to capture the essence of a moment.
Rodriguez’s quiet, contemplative images document his lived experiences: heading home, commuting to work, or simply driving as a means of meditative escape. Regardless of the destination, Rodriguez embraces and relishes in the freedom of driving. Otro Tiempo reflects moments within these driving journeys that Rodriguez seeks to remember. In photographing an experience, he solidifies its memory and unique feeling.
In sharing his personal memories, captured through the lens of his camera, Rodriguez extends an invitation to the viewer to join him in these experiences:
“I believe that the car creates an adventure. Otro Tiempo reflects on getting to where you want to be, and the freedom therein. Photographing moments as proof of where I’ve been, reflects who I am – and potentially who the viewer is as well. Each photograph of the things I see outside the car window – whether driving to work, heading to town, riding on a winding road, seated in the driver’s seat, passenger seat, or backseat – invites viewers of the work to come along on my journey.” – MichaelAngelo Rodriguez
Otro Tiempo is Transformer’s 18th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition, which continues our commitment to highlight the work of exceptional DC-based emerging artists.
MichaelAngelo Rodriguez (b.1991 Meadowbrook, PA) is a 2018 BFA Fine Art Photography graduate from The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. He received an A.A Degree from Tidewater Community College in Photography in 2016. His photography employs strategies of time and light to express retrospection and displacement prompted by the catalyst of familial geographic separation. In 2017 he was invited by Mel Chin to be a studio assistant intern during the preparation for his 2018 show All Over the Place at the Queens Museum, Queens, NY. He has participated in regional group shows in venues such as Push Gallery in Asheville, NC and The George Washington University’s Gallery 102. Formerly a resident of Norfolk, VA, he currently lives in DC.Learn More