He notes, "? when technology dominates the way we live and see the world, when even the printed word has become almost obsolete, I feel a necessity to return to the way of seeing and living through the black and white of the carved and hand-printed image. A visual artist is not only a creator of images, decorations or concepts for museums, he is also a physical worker and a creator of conscience, an instigator of sensibilities and imagination."
Rodriguez's work is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the University of Arizona; Museum of Art, the Laguna Art Museum; Los Angeles; and the Mexican Fine Art Center Museum in Chicago.
Lozano is a highly regarded painter and a member of La Mano Press. He was born and raised in California but also spent some of his childhood in Juarez, Mexico, as a result, he identifies himself as Chicano, influenced by Mexican and American cultures. His gouache and oil paintings have a strong narrative quality, stemming from such literary works as "Madame Bovary," "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Pedro Paramo."
The work of Lozano and Rodriguez can be seen at www.artinthevault.com.
A reception for the artists will be held on July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Whites Art Gallery at 957-4071 or 626-791-8529.