A product of 1970’s Baltimore, Rodney Herring has always been moved by the urban visual and cultural landscape which followed him to Hampton University where he majored in art. Now, a 26-year veteran of professional graphic design and crusader of culture through expression and art, Rodney aka “BUCK!” is a multifaceted creative. As a graphic designer his work has spanned from creating innovative campaigns for government agencies to conceptualizing and creating effective brand aesthetics for businesses and consumer products. His effective and unique use of words, visuals and messaging has also manifested unforgettable, experiential marketing events for numerous corporate clients.
“Meet Your Makers” (Pop Up), March 30, 2019, Old Line Distillery, Baltimore, MD.
“Indelible” (Group Show), Feb. 22, 2019 - May 18, 2019 Gallery O on H St., Washington, DC.
“Elizabeth Catlett and the Hampton Arts Tradition” (Group Show) HAL, Dec. 5, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019, at Art Basel, Miami, FLA.
“Love Dot Com”, Art featured in motion picture. Release 2019.
“Art of ADrink…” (Group Show) Sept. 29, 2018, Art All Night, Washington, DC
“DIVIDE ET IMPERA , Deserves Got Nothing To Do With It” (Solo Show), March 2, 2018 - March 30, 2018, Gallery O on H St., Washington, DC.
“Whiskey, God and Women” (Solo Show), Sept. 3, 2017 - Nov. 24, 2017, MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park, MD.
BUCK! utilizes passages of text and varied typography layered with boldly silhouetted or highly contrasted forms to explore the various layers of the human experience. As an impetus for such explorations Buck delves deep into his own vices in an ongoing journey of spiritual discovery. Each piece mirrors the aesthetic of graffiti, emulating its cultural significance - as if a poster or piece of art were not finished unless “the people” were able to provide additional language to express themselves. This body of work, expressed through words and images, reflects the zeitgeist and is designed to expose the emotions of the viewer activating the nerve that connects each one of us to the core of Humanity.