Rodrigo de Toledo’s exhibition takes us into the illuminated pages of a manuscript codex, where ancient and modern symbols are reinvented into a new context and iconography. Deities, creatures and myths from a lost civilization inhabit cosmo-mythological realms and archetypal diagrams, displayed on canvas, leather parchment, paper, and installation. The body of work, from 2005 to 2020, offers us a beautiful and delicate mythology of contemporary origin, in which the artist directly addresses the core of the human structure: our incompleteness – the illusion of separation from the cosmos.

La exposición de Rodrigo de Toledo nos lleva a las páginas iluminadas de un códice manuscrito, donde los símbolos antiguos y modernos se reinventan en un nuevo contexto e iconografía. Deidades, criaturas y mitos de una civilización perdida habitan reinos mitológicos del cosmos y diagramas arquetípicos, que se muestran en lienzo, pergamino de cuero, papel e instalaciones. Su colección de obras, de 2005 a 2020, nos ofrece una bella y delicada mitología de origen contemporáneo, en la que el artista aborda directamente el núcleo de la estructura humana: nuestro estado incompleto, la ilusión de separación del cosmos.


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Exclusive Release


These painting reproductions will be sold first come first serve for the duration of Rodrigo's exhibition.

Rodrigo de Toledo, The Valley of the Muse

Title:  The Valley of the Muse
Date:  20 x 28 inches

Size:  2010

Medium:  Signed and numbered, Indigo
12000 Digital Press on Neenah Letterpress
White, 243 gsm, 100% Cotton
PAPER SIZE: 27.3 x 18.5 inches
EDITION: Limited to 150 numbered prints

Price:  $150 each*
(+$15 for domestic shipping; $25 international)

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*Members discounts do not apply.

All Summer 2021 exhibitions are supported in part by the Arizona Community Foundation and the Friends of Karen Fund.