Sequential Art Gallery presents an exhibit of brand new work by returning artist ALEX “itsajackal” RODRIGUEZ. The exhibit opens this Thursday, August 6th, with the artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.

Rodriguez has been spending the past few years honing his skill, continuing to create illustrations and paintings from his own photographs, often featuring beautiful women in his signature style. For this exhibit, Rodriguez’s paintings focus largely on his Portland-based friends. “I’ve met some amazing people here,” says Rodriguez. “I hope their personalities show in the drawings and paintings. From their quirkiness to their sexuality and the bits in between.”

Cuban-born & Miami-raised Rodriguez is a freelance graphic artist, currently living in Seattle. He says his chief artistic inspiration is Andrew Wyeth, specifically Wyeth’s “The Helga Pictures” series. He also counts John Singer Sargeant, Mike Mignola, Phil Hale, and Hiroaki Samura as being highly influential to his work. By his own admission, Rodriguez has a significant addiction to Barq’s Root Beer. View more of Alex’s art online here:

The itsajackal exhibit will be on display throughout the month of August, with gallery hours on Mondays from 2pm-6pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Saturday, August 29th.