Ephraim May 25 – Sep 23 Material Witness is a mid-career retrospective of Jorge Rojas’s abstract work drawing on over fifteen years of experimentation with materials and media. This exhibition presents an overview of 2D and 3D works from 2003 to the present, highlighting two periods of time […]
In a few weeks it will be ten years since Jorge Rojas first showed his art in Salt Lake City, bringing him to 15 Bytes’ attention and eventual inclusion in Utah’s 15. Since then, as one of the foremost arts activists in Utah, he has alternated between showing […]
“Without the public, these works are nothing. I need the public to complete the work.” – Felix Gonzales-Torres “The true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths.” – Bruce Nauman I was born in Cuautla, Morelos, a small town south of México City, about an hour drive […]
Jorge Rojas was meant to be an artist. A soothsayer might have predicted it — seen it in the cards, the tea leaves, or, in Rojas’ case, the tortilla marks.
“Lift not the painted veil which those who live Call Life: though unreal shapes be pictured there, And it but mimic all we would believe With colours idly spread…” Percy Bysshe Shelley In part, Shelley’s sonnet “Lift not the painted veil” is about casting fake appearance, putting up […]
Mil Mascaras prowls the large alcove at the corner of the gallery like a trapped, feral animal: circling, pacing, as though seeking a way out? Or a way in? His lithe, wrestler’s body is tense as he speaks earnestly, then suddenly strikes an aggressive pose, resumes pacing, then […]
For curator and artist Kristina Lenzi, performance art is the antithesis of artifice. It is, she says, about “real people doing real things in real time.” She eschews work that smells rehearsed, presenting the kind of “performance art” that makes the presence of the word “performance” feel […]
Local artist Jorge Rojas brings his Networked Performance Festival to Salt Lake this weekend with Low Lives 4. The two-day festival features live performance-based artworks from around the world that are transmitted over the web and projected in real-time to international venues. The festival was founded in 2009, […]
Geoff Wichert reviews Jorge Rojas’ exhibit of wax encased works now up at Mestizo Gallery.
With the North Temple viaduct torn up for resurfacing and closed to traffic, it’s tempting for those coming from downtown to skip the challenge of navigating over to the West Side. It’s a temptation worth resisting, for several reasons. For one, a quick detour past the Gateway complex […]
Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator and art educator. He studied Art at the University of Utah and at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Rojas uses both traditional and new media, as well as performance, to explore the creation and processes involved in artistic […]