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Launch LA is proud to present Abject of Desire, featuring a new body of multimedia work by L.A. based artist Ana Rodriguez.

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Challenging gender norms, Rodriguez explores themes of love, femininity, what it means to be vulnerable and how we ascribe desire in relationships through the symbolic objects. As abjects of desire, these paintings and sculptures illustrate that desire and love are not always born of happiness, but can emerge from bad experiences and are shaped by mass media and culture.

This series of work …

Challenging gender norms, Rodriguez explores themes of love, femininity, what it means to be vulnerable and how we ascribe desire in relationships through the symbolic objects. As abjects of desire, these paintings and sculptures illustrate that desire and love are not always born of happiness, but can emerge from bad experiences and are shaped by mass media and culture.

This series of work examines traditions, objects of ritual, decorative traditions, womanhood, and the psychology of love and loss. As a first generation Mexican-American, Rodriguez was inspired by watching Novelas in the …

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170 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, US
Thu – Sat 12 – 6pm