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Sat, Jan 18


Ren Gallery

Silent Observers

REN Gallery is pleased to present SILENT OBSERVERS • DTLA, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based visual artist Miguel Rodriguez. Our upcoming art walk reception will be held on Thursday, February 13th from 5pm to 9pm, and the show will run through March 1st.

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Silent Observers
Silent Observers

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2020, 7:00 PM – Mar 01, 2020, 11:00 PM

Ren Gallery, 743 Santee St Unit B, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA


With this ongoing project, Miguel Rodriguez pays tribute to the architectural jewels of downtown Los Angeles. Using still and time-lapse photography, the focus of attention is the ornamental and structural details that give them their unique character and soul.

The goal is not only to shine a light onto the magnificent and often overlooked structures, but also to showcase the constant transformation that imbue the facades with life as the sun traverses the sky. The subject is architectural, but the real protagonist is the ever-changing light.

Miguel Rodriguez is a Venezuelan born visual artist. He works as a commercial artist for the entertainment and advertising industries. A career spanning over two decades that has taken him on assignments to Miami, New York, Detroit, Latin America, Spain, and his hometown of Los Angeles. The underlying theme of his work is the search for the unseen patterns and constant transformation hidden in plain sight.

Image "James K Hahn Building - City Hall East, 081219/0511P" by Miguel Rodriguez

In "Silent Observers * DTLA", a solo exhibition featuring artist Miguel Rodriguez, you will experience a fresh perspective on Downtown LA architecture.  Rodriguez has found a way to bring attention to the buildings he has photographed with a stunning capture of light and shadow in black and white photography, with a focus on the ornamental and structural details that give each building their unique character.  He has honored the architects who have built our city with his close up still photography as well as time lapse photography.    Rodriguez has composed short films of DTLA architecture through time-lapse photography, allowing the viewer to watch the light travel over the buildings as they are captured from multiple angels, experiencing the sunrise falling well into the night.  Miguels son, Noah Rodriguez, also collaborated on this project by composing music for each short film.  Noah will perform live on the opening night of the exhibition.

Originally born in Venezuela, Miguel has worked in many cities around the world including Miami, New York, Detroit, Latin America, Spain, and now Downtown Los Angeles, which has been his home for over a decade.   His appreciation for art and architecture is overwhelmingly apparent in the way he has captured images of these often overlooked structures in our city.

Important Dates

Opening Night Reception: January 18th from 5-9pm

Art Walk Reception: February 13th from 6-9pm

or view by appointment until March 1st 2020

REN Gallery

743 Santee St. unit B

Los Angeles, CA 90014


Renee Warren

(213) 293-4877

READ MORE about Miguel Rodriguez "Silent Observers DTLA" project in his interview with Archinect Magazine

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