When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out

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.