As part of the exhibition "Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow", the Roswell Museum is hosting a series of talks with some artists participating in the show. These "Tomorrow Talks" will focus on the artists' works in the exhibition as well as overarching themes.
On Tuesday October 25, 2022, Aaron Wilder, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Roswell Museum, will moderate a discussion with artists Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez-Delgado and Shoshannah White.
Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez-Delgado grew up as the son of a master woodworker. This early exposure to sculptural practices set him off on a trajectory as a sculptor himself. Rodríguez-Delgado received a BFA from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a child, he remembers the poster of the Space Shuttle his father hung in his bedroom proclaiming “ALL SYSTEMS: GO.” Rodríguez-Delgado describes himself as an “artist-inventor” whose practice explores overlaps between built and imaginary environments and technology. The objects he produces are of an improvised nature. “My objects are composed of… repurposed hardware, electronics and other materials made available by the technological surplus of late capitalism,” he explains. Rodríguez-Delgado was Roswell Artist-in-Residence 2020-2021 and Galveston Artist-in-Residence 2021-2022.
Artist Shoshannah White was born on Long Island in New York and she grew up in Florida, her family relocating there when she was six years old. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia where she studied art history and photography while spending a significant amount of time in the school’s Painting Department. The result of this experience is an interdisciplinary art practice centering photographic processes while incorporating multiple concepts, materials, and processes, including public art installations and sculpture.