Lordy Rodriguez: States of America

Lordy Rodriguez art (thumbnail) Lordy Rodriguez: States of America, which runs from February 21 to May 17 at the Austin Museum of Art, “is the culmination of a multi-year project to systematically reconfigure the United States of America, including all fifty states as well as new ones. … Inspired by his study of maps on road trips, Rodriguez now reconfigures existing maps, creating imaginary compositions that are at once distinctly familiar and candidly absurd. … His meticulous ink on paper maps depict elaborate, imagined geographies populated with misplaced cities and fictive landmarks. Based upon highly personalized decisions and careful research, each map relates to the artist’s own experience of America and its history.”