A traveling exhibition + retail pop-up experience where Rodriguez constructs an environment that he lives in publicly as a work of art.
Equal parts museum, studio, showroom, sanctuary + improv performance, The present. is an opportunity for the public to interact directly with an artist, immersed in the process of creation. A one of a kind chance to experience the space between art + life; Art from the inside out. Individual 1 hour appointments are available throughout the day for Rodriguez to create a hand painted sketch of one personal, potentially meaningful object that participants are invited to bring along to their sessions.
The project is captured + produced as multi-format digital content, for public release under the artist’s media company N O R ( B E R T ) O inc. Rodriguez also hosts a continuing series of public programming including workshops, seminars, lectures + performances surrounding the project. Every object on display, including the artist’s personal belongings are for sale as works of art, each with a hand painted sketch which serves as a signed, certificate of authenticity for each item.