Monday, March 23, 2009

Art Asylum Boston to Sponsor Identity project with Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Art Asylum Boston in collaboration with Curbs & Stoops will be bringing Jorge Rodriguez Gerada to create one of his identity pieces in Boston. Rodriguez-Gerada "creates portraits in charcoal of people-until now anonymous-which scale the walls of buildings in our cities in a format that we can begin to describe as gigantic. They are gigantically defying, proud and dignified, more social than political. But let us not be mistaken, the art piece is not the charcoal drawing. The artistic process begins with the search for the city, the building, and most importantly the person to be depicted."
Boston Identity:

This project is set to happen in the Fall of 2009. We are currently in the process of scouting neighborhoods in Boston for a location. This project is being sponsored by Art Asylum Boston. However additional support is still needed. To become a sponsor for this event please contact us at:
For more of Jorge Rodrigues Gerada's work refer to his website at

You can also read his interview with Curbs and Stoops by visiting:
Or look at his profile as a featured artist on the Curbs and Stoops blog in December here:

Jorge Rodrigues Gerada is Currently exhibiting works at Anipa Gallery in London.

to view these works please visit the gallery here:

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada most recently hit the headlines with Expectation, a depiction of Barack Obama covering 2.5 acres of Barcelona's coastline which can be seen from GoogleEarth. In this show, his large-scale charcoal drawings depict ordinary people who have been thrust into the limelight overnight due to heroic or unexpected circumstances. One such hero is Captain Chelsey B. Sullenberger III, who safely landed his US Airways Airbus in New York's Hudson River, saving all 155 passengers and crew.