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New Directions: 45th Anniversary Exhibition - SJMQT
RoCoCo is honored to be a part of this special exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT). Two of our textile wall pieces inspired by The Hearing are featured alongside many other amazing works!
This special anniversary exhibition highlights recent acquisitions at SMJQT in a series of thematic installations spanning three galleries. Both the specific artworks and broader themes explored in this survey reflect the diverse reasons our Museum seeks and acquires new works. New Directions prominently features recent artwork from SJMQT's Artist in Residence program. Established in 2016, this program supports local artists with on-site studio space and opportunities to exhibit work in the Museum’s Maker Space Gallery. This program has deepened the Museum’s commitment to supporting contemporary artists from or working in the Bay Area.
UPDATED Exhibition Dates: February 9 - July 3, 2022.
Two Birds; One Stone - Solo show at Saddleback College Art Gallery
RoCoCo will exhibit several bodies of work at Saddleback College Art Gallery in Mission Viejo, California.
Exhibition dates: September 17 to November 12, 2021.
The show is entitled Two Birds; One Stone and features work made before and during the pandemic.
RoCoCo is scheduled to present the exhibition and do an artist walk through in October, 2021.
Visitors are required to register for FREE tickets through Eventbrite.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 17, 2021. 4 - 7 pm.
Gallery Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 12 - 5pm (closed Wednesdays and weekends)
Stay tuned for more information.
Stars and Stories: American Art from the Permanent Collection at SJMQT
RoCoCo's work is proudly on view as part of the exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) this summer!
From the SJMQT announcement about Stars and Stories: American Art from the Permanent Collection:
Inspired by the themes of our current exhibitions, these works drawn from the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles permanent collection explore the representations and realities of American culture. From nostalgia-infused imagery of summer baseball, diners, and the Western frontier, to contemporary issues of immigration, social justice and political activism, these works address the disparity between Americana's popular symbols and American's lived experiences.
Exhibition dates: June 11 to September 12, 2021
IMAGE: Flo Oy Wong
Lieu Ngon Kay, 1951, 2000
Sequins, beads, painted text, US Flag
SJMQT Artist Spotlight
This week we'd like to introduce RoCoCo (@rococoprojects), an artistic collaborative duo made up of KC Rosenberg (@kcrosenberg) and Modesto Covarrubias (@elmocostudio). RoCoCo is short for Rosenberg Covarrubias Collaborations. Together they were the Artists in Residence at SJMQT in the Fall of 2017.
What has surprised you about your art practice since the Shelter in Place order?
It brings on a performative or ceremonial aspect to making. The process involves collecting the materials for the other person, packing them up, transporting them, receiving and then sorting them. And then we use our devised methods of understanding (somewhere between radar and telepathy) to decode what the other might have thought of by choice of materials. It's not quite guessing or analyzing, but almost like choreography or writing a song, with each of us taking on lyrics, chorus, melody and harmony as needed. Maybe we need a soundtrack, sage smoke, or some other ritual…
To read the full interview, visit sjquiltmuseum.org/blog/rococo or click the link in our bio. #MuseumFromHome #ArtistSpotlight #SmallMuseumBigLove #sjmqt #fiberart #bayareaartists #textiles
Idora Park Project Space
Material, Land and Body is the inaugural visual art exhibition at Idora Park Project Space in Oakland, California. Featuring the work of Nicole Dixon, Matthew Scheatzle, and RoCoCo (KC Rosenberg & Modesto Covarrubias).
On view from November 8, 2019 to January 4, 2020.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
12 to 4pm
5600 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Sat & Sun noon-4pm
This is a no shoe space.
Montalvo Arts Center | Threads: Weaving Humanity
RoCoCo will present their latest sculptural installation as part of this year's Art on the Grounds Festival at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. The festival kicks off the exhibition Threads: Weaving Humanity which will feature new textile works throughout Montalvo's historic gardens and grounds by a group of emerging international artists. These newly commissioned works use braiding, stitching, patching, and mending as a metaphor for weaving the threads of our diverse communities into a shared social fabric.
Highly sensitive to the elements, fiber works are traditionally displayed inside carefully controlled environments of galleries and museums. Serving as an analogy for our human vulnerabilities, Threads: Weaving Humanity places these works outdoors where we can appreciate and witness the fragility and the resilience of the materials as they interact with the natural surroundings. Many of the works on view will be created in collaboration with the local community and offer opportunities for conversation about connecting through our shared humanity, including practicing kindness, compassion, integrity, respect, empathy, forgiveness, and self-reflection.
Opening night celebration is July 19, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm. The exhibition will be on view through October 25, 2019. RSVP online for opening night celebration here.
SAQA Conference 2019 - San Jose
RoCoCo presented their work as featured speakers at the Studio Art Quilt Associates Conference: Threads of Innovation at the Hilton San Jose on April 27, 2019.
Art | Kala | 2019
RoCoCo is contributing a piece for this auction/exhibition. The preview party is Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6 to 9pm. Come by and bid on some amazing artwork and mingle with the artists. The work will be on view at Kala from March 14 to April 6, 2019. The main event is Saturday, April 6, 6 to 9:30pm
More information HERE.
Oakland Magazine (now online via Alameda Magazine)
RoCoCo were featured in the September 2018 issue of Oakland Magazine. The insightful and informative article by Mary Corbin may be found here.
Paint Congress Blue
Radical Beauty - Part 3
RoCoCo is honored to be a part of this next iteration of Love Our Island Art Walk in Alameda. Join us on Park Street (between Central and Encinal) from 6-9pm on June 8, 2018.
From Rhythmix website:
On Friday, June 8th Rhythmix Cultural Works and the Downtown Alameda Business Association will present three hours of art, dance and musical performances on Park Street. Three new art installations will be revealed in empty storefront spaces by visual artists RoCoCo (KC Rosenberg & Modesto Covarrubias), Heather Deyling, and Joanna Ruckman. Live music from Paul Manousos (Solo Acoustic), The Chinyakare Ensemble (Shona Marimba) , Trio Sin Lio (Salsa), Cava Menzies Duo (Jazz), and Steve Lucky and the Carmen Getit Show (Swing), creating a fun-filled evening for the whole family.
More information here: http://www.rhythmix.org/radical-beauty-part-3/
20th Latino Art Now! at MACLA
MACLA's 20th Annual Exhibition and Auction is on view April 4, 2018 to May 19, 2018.
RoCoCo is proud to be participating and contributing to this exhibition and auction.
Participating artists include:
Pilar Agüero-Esparza • Natalia Anciso • José Arenas • Julia Arredondo • Luis Roberto Vásquez Borja • Víctor Cartagena • Melanie Cervantes • Betty Davis • Aaron De La Cruz • Aaron Douglas Estrada • Adrian Esparza • Eric Garcia • Gronk • Nereida Garcia Ferraz • Elizabeth Gómez • Jorge González • Yolanda Guerra • Robert Jackson Harrington • Juan Felipe Herrera • Louis Jacinto • Francisco “Pancho” Jiménez • Gilbert "Magu" Luján • Scape Martinez • Gwen Mercado Reyes • Joe Bastida Rodriguez • Adriana Monsalve • Viva Paredes • Elina Peduzzi • Poesia • Benito Rangel de María • Daniella Rascón • Fernando Reyes • RoCoCo (KC Rosenberg & Modesto Covarrubias) • Carlos Rodríguez • Samuel Rodríguez • Verónica Rojas • Jessica Sabogal • Pablo Soto Campoamor • Paul Valadez • Linda Vallejo • Cristina Velásquez • and more.
This popular, annual event culminates in a high energy evening with food, drinks, entertainment and friendly bidding. Here you will find art by Bay Area favorites as well as artists with national and international reputations. The work ranges from painting to drawing to photography to sculpture and jewelry. Highlights of this year's exhibition are Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Melanie Cervantes, Adrian Esparza; Bay Area favorites Aaron De La Cruz, Sam Rodriguez, and Jessica Sabogal; and notable veterans of Chicana/o art Gronk, Linda Vallejo and Gilbert "Magu" Luján.
Exhibition: Wednesday, April 4 - Saturday, May 19, 2018
Auction: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Doors open, 6pm
Live Auction, 7pm
MACLA - Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
510 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 • phone (408) 998-2783
Notes on Democracy at MACLA
RoCoCo is proud to be included in the group exhibition "Notes On Democracy" at MACLA in San Jose, California.
December 1, 2017 - March 17, 2018.
MACLA - Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
510 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113 • phone (408) 998-2783
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Artists Residency
RoCoCo will be the Artists in Residence at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) from October through December 2017.
From the SJMQT website:
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' Artist in Residence program began in October 2016 with an incredible response from the local community, Museum Members, and Visitors. We host an artist or collaborative group every three months. Artists have an onsite open studio during their three month residency in our newly renovated Maker Space. Our AIR program also provides exhibition space for each artist in our Maker Space Gallery.
Come on by during RoCoCo's open studio hours. We will be there on Thursdays & Fridays from 11am to 3:30pm, and on Saturdays from 11am to 2:30pm.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 • phone (408) 971-0323
Auction Season 2017
RoCoCo is proudly donating works to Berkeley Art Center and the San Jose ICA for their annual auctions. The works will also be on display as part of the exhibitions at each location.
Berkeley Art Center's Collect! Annual Exhibition and Art Auction is on view September 2 -16, 2017. The silent auction takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 6 to 9pm. More information here: BAC Collect! 2017
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art's Connect & Collect: 37th Annual Art Exhibition and Auction begins September 23 and goes through October 21. The silent auction is Saturday, October 7, 2017, 5 to 8pm. The Live auction gala is Saturday, October 21, 2017, doors open at 6pm, auction starts at 7pm. More information here: SJICA C&C 2017
The Hearing at Mercury 20 Gallery
The Hearing is on view at Mercury 20 Gallery in Oakland, CA.
July 27 - September 2, 2017
Mercury 20 Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, noon - 6pm.
Oakland Art Murmur First Fridays: August 4 & September 1, 2017, 6 - 9pm.
5 Hour Sculpture - Art Escapists
RoCoCo is excited to be participating in Montalvo Art Center's Rock the Garden Festival - 5 Hour Sculpture on Friday, July 22, 2016, from 5-10pm.
As part of the artist collective Art Escapists, RoCoCo will express forgiveness on a gigantic Eucalyptus stump and engage attendees in a chance to create work based upon intentionality. Forgiveness Too is a tower of paper and textiles rising from the face of a gigantic Eucalyptus tree stump. Good Intentions & Other Paths will engage attendees to swing buckets of melting ink over large swaths of tracing paper, creating abstract works with intentional (and perhaps unintentional) markings.