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Joe Bastida Rodriguez: ‘Inspired Before Nature’

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SOUTH BAY LANDSCAPES: The work of Joe Bastida Rodriguez is at the Foundry Commons mini gallery this month.

SOUTH BAY LANDSCAPES: The work of Joe Bastida Rodriguez is at the Foundry Commons mini gallery this month.

Joe Bastida Rodriguez’s plein aire landscapes, “Inspired Before Nature” at the Foundry Commons mini gallery, honor the Earth as the foundational source of human sustenance, physical self-actualization, and spiritual affirmation. The paintings reference the Bay Area figurative art tradition, which infused and blended figurative subject matter—including still life, portraits, landscapes and the figure—with the painterly techniques of abstract expressionism, characterized by an emphasis on process and the vigorous handling of paint, centered in the essentials of medium. The show runs Fri-Sun through Dec. 17.

Inspired Before Nature
Fri, 11am, Free
Foundry Commons, San Jose

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