Tamara Gonzales

Ometeotl

January 6 - February 12, 2017

Opening Reception : January 6, 2017 6-8 pm

Tamara Gonzales, I Am the Hummingbird, 2016 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 77.25 x 60 inches, 196.22 x 152.40 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Kwik Silver, 2015 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 78 x 60 inches, 198.12 x 152.40 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Rhythmic Lizard, 2016 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 77.25 x 60 inches, 195.58 x 152.40 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Two Moons, 2016 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 60 x 77 inches, 152.40 x 195.58 cm
Tamara Gonzales, Wavespell, 2015 acrylic and spraypaint on canvas 77 x 60 inches, 195.58 x 152.40 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2015 colored pencil on paper 15 x 11 inches, 38.10 x 27.94 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 36.5 x 23.5 inches, 92.71 x 59.69 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 33.5 x 24.75 inches, 85.09 x 62.87 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 36.5 x 23.5 inches, 92.71 x 59.69 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 34 x 26.25 inches, 86.36 x 66.68 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 32.5 x 25 inches, 82.55 x 63.50 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 32.5 x 24.75 inches, 82.55 x 62.87 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 35 x 27 inches, 88.90 x 68.58 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 33.5 x 24.75 inches, 85.09 x 62.87 cm
Tamara Gonzales, untitled, 2016 alpaca and wool 33 x 26 inches, 83.82 x 66.04 cm

Press Release

Tamara Gonzales

Ometeotl

January 6 – February 12, 2017

Opening reception: Friday, January 6, 6-8PM

Tamara Gonzales’s second solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery will feature new paintings, drawings, and woven tapestries. These three distinct branches of Gonzales’s work will be shown together for the first time, revealing her multifaceted and interconnected practice.

By viewing Gonzales’s various methods together, one can see the interplay of color, form, gesture, and technique between the three. Gonzales’s paintings include blocky figures set amongst multicolored fields created by spray painting through lengths of lace. Each lace “stencil” contains culturally specific patterns sourced from Gonzales’ international travels. On some canvases, Gonzales squeezes paint from the tube to create distinct marks within the figures, referencing traditional Peruvian ayahuasca-inspired embroidery.  Additionally, new drawings will be included in the exhibition, each of which feature a figure surrounded by embellishments, patterns, and designs that convey a casual sophistication and ecstatic mark-making. Shown in the front gallery are unique translations of Gonzales’s paintings and drawings: tapestries woven by Peruvian weavers in the towns of Pisac and Ayacucho, Peru.  During regular visits, Gonzales provided weavers and embroiderers with photographs of her artworks, which they then interpreted in colorful wool with extraordinary results.

Gonzales has recently exhibited her drawings at Harper’s Books in East Hampton, NY and at Planthouse in New York City.  In 2016, her work was acquired by and exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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