The Factory Capitol Hill
Sept. 15-30 2015
The artist who just wrapped a show at Frye Art Museum will debut a body of large-scale works in which labor-union symbols from all over the world and across the decades are recreated using Home Depot materials. Artist Rodrigo Valenzuela has been thinking and making art about labor and collective organizing since he was an undocumented day laborer himself, standing outside American Home Depots and waiting to be chosen when he first came to this country from Chile just a handful of years ago. His work combines his classical-strict aesthetic standards with his direct experience of the political and cultural systems that most of us just theorize about. JEN GRAVES
To see Rodrigo Valenzuela's show, email The Factory (email@example.com) to make an appointment. There are also open hours this Sunday, September 20, from noon to 6 p.m., when the artist will be present; and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 21.