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Painter Tony Rodrigues, whose work runs the gamut from glam, late-’70s/early-’80s vibed silkscreens to paintings invested with memory, loss and heart-sore yearning, to his more recent works which silently assert “painting is stupid.” These most recent paintings have an aesthetic relationship to Georg Baselitz, and might be ideologically linked to Jerry Saltz’s absurd online persona—with whom Rodrigues occasionally interacts. We’re sure that for all his arch wit, Rodrigues is more sincere than both previously mentioned blowhards.
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Funny, It’s Not Funny is up through January; an opening reception is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Rain Dogs, Riverside.

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