Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

NLE Lab: Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Shellyne Rodriguez

Shellyne Rodriguez is a multi-media artist based in New York City. She creates environments that are inhabited by her sculptures, collages, drawings, and paintings, all of which work together in a manner that is reflective of hip hop culture. Her work explores the tension between hope and despair, drawing upon autobiographical content as well as socio-historical markers and the aesthetic of the Baroque to examine the passions of the soul. Work from the series Allegory for Hope or Despair is installed in specific spaces throughout the building as well as Prototype for Belphagor’s Eye.

Prototype For Belphegor’s Eye, 2014
168 flesh-tint dyed mousetraps, rhinestones, gold chains, copper wire, plywood
36 x 36 x 24 feet 
Photo: Whitney Browne 

Geperudeta, 2014
10 x 6 x 8.5 inches 

Allegory for Hope or Despair 1, 2014
18 x 18 x 32 inches