Mark Gonzales is known for his ability to defy gravity and dance upon a piece of wood fixed on two wheels. He’s also known for his vibrant paintings, ones that evoke both humor and a keen study on symmetry. His latest show, “Fower Plower,” is set to debut at HVW8 Gallery tomorrow, May 19th.
“Fower Plower” is inspired by the disappointment Gonzales experienced when his business partner sold out in the early 1990s. Bitter feelings are met with cheerfulness throughout this show, yet nothing feels negative or contrived. Rather, it reminds spectators that for every slab of concrete, there is possibility for a flower to bloom between the cracks, that in those fragmented pieces is where the light gets in.
IN THE 1990’S I DID A LOT
OF ART I WANTED TO BE AS SUCKSEEVAUL AT ART AS I WAS
IN SKATEBOARDING. A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING IN MY PERSONAL LIFE AND BISSNESS LIFE WHER NOT GOOD IT SEEMED AS THEOGH DRAWING THINGS REPETATIVE SEEMED TO HELP IN THESE PAINTINGS AND WORK
I REVISET THAT TIME WITH PAINTING. NOT I ONLY NOW
WITH A GREATER CLAIRITY AND
TO SKEATCH OUT TO THINK OF WHAT COLORS WILL LOOK NICE BESIDE OTHERS. HEAR THIS ART IS SOMETHING OLD THAT WAS NEW AND IS
STILL AS VALID TO ME NOW AS
IT WAS BACK THEN A ONLY NOW IT’S FUN AND EXCITEING.
– Mark Gonzales ‘Fower Plower’ Artist Statement
We’ll see you at HVW8 Gallery tomorrow night from 6 to 10pm for the opening reception!