In the month of November, DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is showcasing the artwork of Puerto Rican artist Rodney Acosta.
The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk. The exhibition, entitled Theater of the Absurd, will be on display through Nov. 28.
Rodney Acosta is native of Puerto Rico, migrating to Florida shortly after graduating with a degree in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts. He later attended Rollings College, pursuing additional credits in fine arts. He has been working and exhibiting his works in the United States and the Caribbean. Acosta’s works are mixed media on board and canvas, utilizing found objects, oils, spray paint and textiles.
In this collection, Acosta aims at expressing the strange side of what most call “normal” or maybe the inexplicable. From alien scenarios with strange plants to abandoned sites with melancholic glimpse of better and happier times. Some pieces are inspired in the artist’s experiences while others belong strictly to the unconscious.
“I like to play with the Easter egg concept of hiding social protest or mischievous hints in my work,” says Acosta, whose technique consists in dramatic contrasts of light, adding a tridimensional effect, combined with aggressive surface scratching in a constructive and destructive manner. “To me, this is the cycle of life in itself.”
The gallery invites all Southwest Florida art collectors, supporters and enthusiasts to join them for the opening reception on Nov. 5 to meet the artist.
DAAS Co-Op Art Gallery & Gifts is located at 1815 Fowler St. in the Butterfly Estates complex in Fort Myers. The gallery’s temporary business hours are Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information about the venue and how to become a member can be found at www.daascoop.com or by calling 239-590-8645.