Aged found objects, their inherent physicality shaped and hardened by history, are the core materials of Ron Gonzalez’s anthropomorphic sculptures. The artist combines these found objects with leather scraps, soot, wax, and wire to build sculptural heads that contain a sense of past, present, and future within their aggregate anatomies. For Gonzalez, the objects that have been the most hard-worn or degraded, those that have reached the point of “no return” are the most compelling, because they reflect finite human existence while simultaneously taking on a new beginning as a raw material. There is a storied vulnerability to each of these heads, their hybrid persona having been uniquely defined by the selection of objects pieced together to make them whole.
Exhibit on view through February 27, 2020. Gallery Hours are Monday through Fridays from 9:00a – 7:00p.
Free and open to the public. Registration for the Artist Talk/Opening Reception is strongly encouraged, seating is limited.