The Commonwealth of Carlos Rolón/Dzine

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Oakland University


Excerpt from essay by Dick Goody: Carlos Rolón was born in Chicago of Puerto Rican parents in 1970, and the tendency has been to alight upon this fact as the single denominating characteristic of his work – like a headlining brand, if you will – but this identification does not fully capture the artist’s almost psychic ability to synthesize and fuse genres from a multitude of extant cultural sources. The potentiality, particularity and lushness of the subject matter he employs are drawn from a variety of experiences and places.


Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland University Art Gallery, January 16 – April 3, 2016. Contains essay by Dick Goody.


Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University. College of Arts and Sciences, Exhibition catalogs, Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Rolón, Carlos